Michael C. Michalski, President, MCS Strategies, LLC

Mike Michalski is President of MCS Strategies, LLC. His firm provides site selection, economic development and business consulting services to both public and private sector clients.

Initially, Mike led economic development organizations in five states, specializing in developing innovative strategies for revitalizing an area’s economic performance. As a result, Michalski earned a national reputation for promoting area wide and regional development programs. Each community he served had similar characteristics: a struggling organizational structure, depressed economy, and lack of regional cooperation. From unique retention programs to successful relocations and expansions, Mike has been on the frontline of cutting edge economic development projects.

In 1994, Mike established MCS Strategies, LLC, a site location and business resource firm. MCS is called upon to integrate a client’s initial request, project staff, and project parameters into a comprehensive, customized set of recommendations and solutions. Key clients include regional organizations, automotive OEM, chemical, industrial, aviation, and transportation equipment facilities. MCS undertakes specialized projects including U.S. Foreign Trade Zone applications and activations, assembling financial resources and resolving supply chain issues.

Mike has assisted numerous aviation firms both airframe manufacturing and MRO’s evaluate and locate facilities. Additionally, due to his understanding of needs and extensive network he provides advice to airports on development and growth issues.

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