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Economic Development

Thinking of Michigan for a new site or expansion? We’ll work with you every step of the way. One of our business energy professionals will introduce you to key contacts and facilitate your progress for a solid start and promising future.

Let’s Work Together to Accelerate Your Business

Thinking of Michigan for a new site or expansion? We’ll work with you every step of the way. One of our business energy professionals will introduce you to key contacts and facilitate your progress for a solid start and promising future. See our service territory. Help for small businesses during COVID-19. Learn More.

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Clean Energy Now and for the Future

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Energy Efficiency Incentives

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Competitive Rates

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Success Stories

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Energy Ready Sites

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Pure Michigan Opportunity


Diverse Industry

Michigan’s diverse industries include advanced manufacturing, automotive/mobility, technology and more. Learn More

A State on the Move

Businesses are choosing Michigan for our diverse and abundant workforce, global supply chain assets and more. Learn More

A Strong Workforce

Michigan offers a world-class talent pool that ranks among the nation’s best in total engineers, skilled trades workers and more. Learn More

Partner Spotlight

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Lansing Economic Area Partnership (LEAP) supports growing agricultural technology and food innovation with booming dairy processing.

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Energy Ready Site Selection Center


Locate Certified Energy Ready Sites

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Choose an Energy Ready Site

Browse our certified Energy Ready Site inventory for premium locations already primed to meet your unique energy needs.

Backed by strong relationships with state and local economic development agencies.


It pays to partner with us and choose an Energy Ready Site

Ask Fullerton Tool Company – a manufacturer of solid carbide cutting tools for industry. They selected an Energy Ready Site in Saginaw for their $8 million expansion. Watch the video below for the full story. Or explore sites and data from the Michigan Economic Development Corporation.

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Resilient and Responsive

Michigan overcomes a pandemic and historic flood to move business forward.

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Energy and Beyond

We’re committed to helping small businesses, nonprofits and communities prosper—in energy and beyond—now more than ever.

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Right Place Arrives at Right Time

See how we are working with The Right Place and others in Grand Rapids to help businesses during COVID-19.

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Dairy Processing

A Fresh Look at Dairy Processing

See how an Energy Ready Site advanced development of a $555 million dairy processing center.

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Pure Michigan Opportunity

Talent pipeline and logistics infrastructure combined with proximity to large U.S. and Canada population and commerce centers make Michigan a great choice for relocation or expansion.

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Kalamazoo Construction

Saving Energy, Saving Lives

In Kalamazoo, we helped more than 100 medically related expansion projects use energy more efficiently.

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Powering Prosperity

Powering Prosperity

Read how we helped ensure the power supply for Arauco’s $450 million new plant in Grayling.

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Manufacturing Energy Savings

Learn how CorrChoice GREIF earned $114,782 in incentives and will save about $84,000 a year in energy costs through energy efficiency.

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Energizing Flint

Our strategic partnership with Flint area business and education is fueling new research, technology and manufacturing.

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Contact Us


Click Here to See a Map of our Economic Development Managers by Region.

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Valerie Christofferson

Director of Economic Development
Phone: 616-648-2777
Valerie.Christofferson@cmsenergy.com

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Lindsey Ballard

Sustainability Strategy Manager
Phone: 616-558-6849
Lindsey.Ballard@cmsenergy.com

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Ray De Winkle

Director of Business Customer Strategy & Growth
Phone: 616-530-4128
Raymond.DeWinkle@cmsenergy.com

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Michele Eaton

Economic Development Manager
Phone: 989-293-1841
Michele.Eaton@cmsenergy.com

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Lisa Pung

Economic Development Program Manager
Phone: 517-374-2151
Lisa.Pung@cmsenergy.com

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Bill Wadsworth

Economic Development Manager
Phone: 231-499-8193
William.Wadsworth@cmsenergy.com