Launched in 2011, Pure Michigan Business Connect was created to increase procurement spending within the state and connect in-state companies to business resources. Since the creation, the program has facilitated more than $1.8 billion in revenue for Michigan companies, which translates into approximately 8,500 jobs created across the state. Businesses in the Huron Township LDFA districts have also taken advantage of these free benefits.
Consumers Energy and DTE Energy helped build the foundation of Pure Michigan Business Connect when they joined in 2011. Initially, their combined pledge was $500 million per year, and since then, they have increased their combined Michigan goal to $2 million. Their combined efforts have led to new contracts with more than 500 Michigan companies, highlighting the success of the program and growth to Michigan’s economy.
Here are three reasons why businesses of any size should consider Pure Michigan Business Connect.
- It’s free-Michigan companies can sign up for free at http://www.puremichiganb2b.com to access the business-to-business network, be introduced to opportunities to expand their supply chain within the state, and access Michigan service providers.
- Access to Michigan companies -In recent months, many Michigan organizations have partnered with PMBC to increase purchasing including Ford Motor Co., General Dynamics, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Michigan State University, American Axle, Meijer, Chrysler Group LLC. With all of them looking to partner with other Michigan businesses, now is the time to join.
- Connecting with buyers through summits- Matchmaking Summits bring together Michigan companies helping them to develop new business partnerships – access opportunities available only to Michigan businesses.