Some 100 attendees recently participated in a summit focused on strengthening small to medium-sized Michigan businesses through increased sales to Consumers Energy.
The company sponsored the summit at Michigan International Speedway on June 25 as part of its commitment to Pure Michigan Business Connect.
“We’re spending more money with Michigan businesses since joining Governor Snyder’s Pure Michigan Business Connect initiative,” said Dan Malone, Consumers Energy’s senior vice president of distribution and customer operations. “In real terms, this means over the past year 274 significant purchase orders were awarded to 126 Michigan businesses.”
As part of Pure Michigan Business Connect, Consumers Energy has awarded $272 million in multiyear contracts and spent $104 million over the past year with Michigan companies.
The company’s commitment to increase its business contracts with Michigan over the next five years is in addition to the $2 billion annually it now spends in the state.
These investments are in customer service, electric and natural gas operations, energy efficiency, renewable energy and environmental stewardship.
Companies interested in doing business with Consumers Energy are encouraged to visit the Michigan Economic Develop Corp.’s website at www.michiganadvantage.org/Business-Connect or Consumers Energy’s website at www.consumersenergy.com/puremichigan.