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.