to Our Communities
DTE Energy is committed to growing Michigan’s economy and is investing in the state’s future, buying from Michigan-based suppliers. This helps to add high-quality jobs in our local communities.

In 2011, DTE Energy made a cumulative $750 million, five-year commitment to the State of Michigan as part of the Pure Michigan Business Connect (PMBC) initiative to increase goods and services spent with Michigan-based suppliers. In 2013, DTE Energy increased that five-year commitment to $1.1 billion.

Over that five year span, DTE Energy increased spending with Michigan suppliers from $475 million in 2010 to $945 million in 2015. That accounts for a five-year increase of $1.7 billion compared to the 2010 baseline, far exceeding both the original and revised goals.

Commitment to Support Businesses

In 2015, the original PMBC commitment was successfully achieved. Going forward, DTE Energy has pledged to spend at least $1 billion with Michigan-based suppliers each year over the next five years. We also made a commitment to support businesses within the city of Detroit by increasing spending with Detroit-based suppliers.

Spending Forecast
As a result of a strong performance through the first half of 2016, DTE Energy raised its forecast and is on track to spend between $1.1 billion and $1.2 billion with Michigan-based suppliers this year.

Economic Support
Are you looking for a way to support Michigan’s economy in your own community or thinking about expanding your business’s footprint in Michigan? Pure Michigan Business Connect can put you in touch with resources to help you get started.


Name: William Ringrose, Head of Section, DTE Energy Program
Company: DNV GL
Locations: Oslo, Norway (Global Headquarters)
Houston, Texas (Administrative Headquarters)
Oakland, California (NA Energy Headquarters)
100 countries including the U.S./Michigan offices in Clark Lake, Detroit and Okemos

“DTE has been 100 percent responsible for our move into Detroit. Within our implementation programs in the US, it has one of the largest budgets and highest headcount, and serves as the leader for innovation, best-practices and new technology.”

Name: Louis James, President
Company: SEEL, LLC
Locations: Detroit, Michigan

“With the help of PMBC along with DTE’s leadership and mentorship, we have been able to hire and develop Michigan talent at all levels, going from 10 employees in 2010 to 65 today. Our annual revenue has grown to $15 million and we are expecting a 30 percent growth rate, year over year, for the next five years.”

Name: Dale Anderson, Executive Vice President
Company: Miller Pipeline
Locations: Indianapolis, Indiana (Headquarters)
Throughout the eastern U.S., including Michigan locations in Grand Rapids, Hale and Kalkaskar

“As a contractor, our primary goals are to provide a safe work environment for our employees, while continuing to build long-term partnerships with our clients. DTE’s continued investments in infrastructure will have a positive impact on our employees, our business partners and the residents of the community.”