Economic Development

Helping Our Community Flourish

Grow With Michigan

When you’re building a business, the right support can mean everything. DTE Energy's Economic Development team is ready to help create a solution tailored to your company's goals and budget.

Our expert consultants work closely with you to navigate industry incentives, select the perfect site, connect with regional partners and capitalize on cost savings.

We support you with:

  • Specialized industry rates that make doing business even better.
  • Green energy programs that fulfill your sustainability goals.
  • Infrastructure improvements to meet your needs.

Achieve your vision with our expert guidance. Your new venture may be closer than you think.

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Energy Ready Site Selection

Access to reliable, affordable energy is key to selecting the best site for your business. The Energy Ready Sites tool easily locates available properties ready for development. Our team can match you to the best site and help maximize your investment.

Ready to get started? Reach out today.

Competitive Rates & Incentives

Doing business in Michigan means having access to special rates and incentives that save energy and benefit your bottom line. Our competitive energy rates can be customized to your specific needs and company goals.  

High Load Factor Rate

One of the nation's most competitive rates, the 
High Load Factor rate is designed for industries like advanced battery production, data centers, major manufacturing, and crypto mining. This rate can be combined with other DTE programs to generate savings and increase energy efficiency.

Our Consultants

When building a partnership, working with the right people is essential. Our Economic Development team has the knowledge and skills to power your growing business.  

For general inquiries, please contact Eric Younan.

Khalil Rahal, Director

Khalil Rahal is director of Economic Development. He has partnered with local municipalities, the state of Michigan and local, national and international developers to bring jobs and investments into Wayne County. Rahal has also managed multiple divisions of county government, including Economic Development, Department of Public Services, Facilities Buildings and Real Estate, Land Bank, Community Development and Management and Budget.

Lapeer County, Macomb County & the City of Detroit

DeMarco Carter
(313) 686-3700

DeMarco’s industry focus is data center development. He works closely with DTE's partners, site consultants, and developers to spearhead successful projects to ensure Michigan is at the top of the list for business attraction. As a Detroit native, he is passionate about community and strengthening local ecosystems. He has over 15 years of experience in residential and commercial customer-facing positions, project management, and continuous improvement efforts. 

Ingham, Livingston, Washtenaw, Oakland & St. Clair Counties

Rami Younes
(313) 330-3536

Rami works closely with DTE's partners, site consultants, and developers to spearhead successful projects in Michigan to bolster southeast Michigan’s growth. He is an Advisory board member of the Best and Brightest Companies to Work For and the MI Wellness Board. Rami is also a member of SPARK’s Ann Arbor and  Joint Business Development/Public Sector committees.

Wayne, Sanilac, Tuscola, Monroe and Huron Counties

Rommie Sleiman
(810) 278-4375

Rommy’s industry focus is energy manufacturing. He is a commercial and industrial-minded individual who has spent time during his DTE career in operations, generation, and managing some of DTE’s largest customers. Rommy brings the knowledge gained from those experiences to manage business attraction and expansion projects.

Greater Michigan

Territory by County:

Alcona, Alger, Alpena, Antrim, Benzie, Charlevoix, Cheboygan, Chippewa, Clare, Crawford, Delta, Dickinson, Emmet, Grand Traverse, Gratiot, Iosco, Iron, Isabella, Kalkaska, Kent, Lake, Leelanau, Manistee, Mason, Menominee, Montcalm, Montmorency, Muskegon, Newaygo, Oceana, Ogemaw, Osceola, Oscoda, Otsego, Ottawa, Presque Isle, Roscommon, Wexford

Greater Michigan
(855) 367-0255

Contact our economic development team to learn how we can help you grow your business in greater Michigan.

Why Michigan Is Right for You

Michigan can help you grow your business. With some of the nation's best universities located right in our backyard, a highly skilled talent pool is at your fingertips.

Michigan's beautiful freshwater coastline, world-class entertainment, vibrant cultural scene and low-cost, high quality of life are just a few reasons to make our great state part of your business.

See why Detroit was recently named one of the world's greatest places by Time Magazine.

Global Economic Hub

More than 1,400 international companies have locations in Michigan, which is centrally positioned on the Canadian border with active ports, railroads and airports that connect you to the world.

Skilled Talent Pool

Our workforce is highly skilled, knowledgeable, and 5 million strong. From experienced tradespeople to professional engineers, the world-class talent in Michigan is ready to work for you and your business.

Quality of Life

Michigan has a lower cost of living than most states, ranking in the top five for affordability. Add in the variety of things to do, the beautiful settings, and the great people, and you'll find it's a great place to live.

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Let us put you on the path to success in Michigan. Get in touch: or (855) 367-0255.

Economic Development

Helping Our Community Flourish

Forge a Powerful Partnership with DTE

Selecting the right site for your new venture in Michigan is the most important and complex decision you'll make. Workforce, zoning and transportation are just some of the factors you'll be weighing. But one you can't afford to ignore is access to affordable, reliable energy.

By engaging DTE as a partner in your site selection process early, we can quickly and efficiently evaluate sites and available energy resources. Our expert knowledge and extensive data will streamline your search and put you on the path to success.

Other essential services we provide:

  • Gas and electric infrastructure mapping.
  • Options for making your site energy efficient.
  • Construction incentives and packages.

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DTE's Power Move

Our mission is providing Michigan with affordable, reliable energy. To that end, we work hard to modernize our services, maximize our resources and serve our community.

Infrastructure Improvements

Energy reliability and resilience require constant improvements. We make regular upgrades to modernize our grid, from installing new poles to tree trimming along electric lines.

We’re building new substations, installing new equipment, reconfiguring powerlines and moving some lines underground, ensuring electricity you can rely on.

Natural Gas

One of the safest, most reliable and affordable energy sources, natural gas is also the cleanest-burning fossil fuel. DTE is committed to bringing you natural gas safely and reliably.

We upgrade hundreds of miles of pipelines throughout Michigan each year. Buying natural gas during warmer months, when prices are lowest, and storing for winter, allows us to pass big savings onto you.

Money-Saving Incentives

DTE wants businesses to succeed in Michigan. Explore our energy programs, designed to help you and your bottom line.

Who We Work With

We have a strong network and deep relationships with organizations throughout Michigan. Let us connect you with regional experts who can make your business thrive.

Foster Growth with MEDC

The Michigan Economic Development Corporation collaborates with more than 100 partners to promote Michigan and foster the growth of vibrant communities and businesses.

No-Cost Assistance from DRP

The Detroit Regional Partnership manages a network of 11 counties in the Detroit region where the workforce's manufacturing expertise is one of our biggest assets.

Drive the Future with MICHAuto

MICHauto is the state’s auto industry advocate, promoting autonomous vehicle development, EV infrastructure and an intelligent transportation system across Michigan.

Supporting Local Businesses

DTE has pledged to spend $1.5 billion annually with Michigan suppliers through 2024, but we're already exceeding that goal. In 2021, DTE spent $2.2 billion with more than 2,100 businesses in 77 counties. This valuable pledge is just one part of our commitment to our community.

Doing business in Michigan connects you to a supportive network that DTE is proud to be a part of.

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Our consultants are ready to help you get started in Michigan. Contact us at or (855) 367-0255.