DETROIT , May 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Department of Homeland
Security has announced
"This is welcomed news," said Curtis Hertel , Executive Director of the DWCPA. "We are thankful that the federal government has come to understand and appreciate the critical importance of our international port and waterway to the regional and national economy. We look forward to working with our regional homeland security counterparts to make good use of our funding."
The Detroit /Wayne County Port Authority received
"It's our goal to address homeland security vulnerabilities through this program. However we can also accomplish economic development goals by encouraging regional and national companies to help us address our needs," said John Kerr , Director of Economic Development & Grants Management for the DWCPA. "We should use this grant program as a springboard to make Southeast Michigan a hotbed for homeland security technology, similar to what NextEnergy and Automation Alley have been able to accomplish for alternative energy and advanced automotive."
SOURCE The Detroit /Wayne County Port Authority