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.

Macomb County & Michigan’s Thumb Region

Territory by County:

Lapeer County, Macomb County

Detroit & Wayne County

Territory by County:

City of Detroit, Wayne County

Jacqueline Young
(313) 402-8231

Jacqueline's industry focus is e-commerce. She works closely with DTE's partners, site consultants and developers to spearhead successful projects in Michigan to strengthen the local ecosystem. She is president of Jefferson East Inc. board and a member of the EJDevco board, the Downtown Detroit Partnership Stakeholder Committee and Urban Land Institute Michigan’s Local Product Council for Housing & Community Development.

Southeast Michigan

Territory by County:

Ingham, Livingston, Oakland, Washtenaw, St.Clair County

John Voorhorst
(313) 410-9768

John has worked in the government and corporate sectors and held leadership roles with DENSO Corporation, Entergy Corporation and the states of Michigan, Indiana and Louisiana. He is an expert in location analysis and site selection, industrial site development, investment recruitment, BtoB marketing and sales initiatives, competitive analysis, lead and demand generation and public-private research & development partnerships.

Michigan’s Thumb Region

Territory by County:

Huron County EDC, Tuscola County

Southern Wayne & Monroe Counties

Territory by County:

Downriver Communities of Wayne County, Monroe County

Northern Michigan & Upper Peninsula

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

Kennis Wooten
(313) 806-8543

Kennis' expertise is in data centers and the indoor agriculture industry. He currently serves on Cornerstone Charter Schools Board and is a past participant in the Detroit Revitalization Fellows Program — a Wayne State University project that matches rising professionals with organizations working at the forefront of Detroit revitalization efforts.

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.

Get In Touch

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