Consumers Energy is helping Michigan build a new path to a better economic future for the state’s small- and medium-sized businesses through the Pure Michigan Connect initiative.
Over the next five years, Consumers Energy will increase its spending with Michigan-based suppliers by $250 million, or $50 million a year, as part of a new effort to attract and expand business opportunities throughout the state.
That’s in addition to the $2 billion the company already spends each year as one of the state’s largest purchasers of goods and services.
“This increased spending in Michigan will further Consumers Energy’s goals of providing our customers with higher value through reliable and increasingly clean energy service at affordable rates,” said John Russell, president and chief executive officer.
“The Pure Michigan Business Connect initiative will help Michigan’s economic recovery.”
The company’s commitment to increased spending in Michigan follows the June 2 announcement made by Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder, Russell and other business leaders during the Mackinac Policy Conference on Mackinac Island.
Consumers Energy is working with the state of Michigan, the Michigan Economic Development Corp., DTE Energy and other companies to help support Pure Michigan Business Connect.
For details, visit the Pure Michigan Business Connect website.