Pure Michigan Business Connect

Commitment to Our Communities

More than a decade ago, DTE Energy made a commitment to support our state's economy by shifting its purchases to Michigan-based suppliers. We have delivered on that commitment every year since, continually exceeding our annual local spending goals. Along the way, we've created jobs and helped local and diverse entrepreneurs succeed. Today, at least 60 cents of every dollar DTE spends externally goes to a Michigan-based company.

Supporting Local Businesses

As part of our involvement in the Michigan Economic Development Corporation's Pure Michigan Business Connect initiative, DTE pledged to spend $1.5 billion annually with Michigan suppliers through 2024. We are already exceeding that goal. Last year DTE spent $2.2 billion with more than 2,100 businesses located in 77 counties across Michigan.

2016 DTE Energy Supplier Immersion Day at Ford Field
Jaspreet Singh 
Director - Supply Chain Management

Commitment to Detroit

We have nearly tripled our investment in Detroit-based businesses since 2016. DTE spent $1.7 billion with Southeast Michigan suppliers last year. Nearly half - $820 million was sourced from the city of Detroit.

Faith Based Supplier Immersion Day at Fellowship Chapel in Detroit

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.”