In a press release, DTE Energy announced that the company has spent “nearly $1.7 billion with Michigan businesses in 2017, and created or sustained 5,100 jobs across the state.” DTE has spent more than $7.5 billion with Michigan suppliers over the past 8 years creating 16,000 jobs in the process. DTE has partnered with many Michigan based suppliers throughout the state, influencing all regions. Below are just a few highlights from DTE’s commitment to Michigan.
- Southeast Michigan and Metro Detroit: DTE invested more than $1 billion with 1,312 companies, impacting 3,879 jobs.
- West Michigan, DTE spent nearly $59 million with 225 companies, impacting 190 jobs.
- Northeast and Northwest Michigan: DTE invested more than $33 million with 165 companies, impacting 108 jobs.
- South Michigan: DTE partnered with 557 companies, spending nearly $169 million, impacting 547 jobs.
- Central Michigan: DTE invested nearly $19 million with 480 companies, impacting 60 jobs.
- Thumb Region: DTE spent more than $87 million with 802 companies, impacting 282 jobs.
- Upper Peninsula: DTE spent nearly $11 million with 53 companies, impacting 35 jobs.
DTE prides itself on its support of Michigan businesses and currently spends more than 70% of its funds with the state’s suppliers. For 2018 the company is looking to continue its support by creating or sustaining at least 1,5000 jobs through Detroit procurement. This is only a year after the company invested over $500 million with Detroit based businesses.
“In 2010, our chairman and CEO Gerry Anderson challenged DTE’s leadership team to re-think the way we did business, and asked us to do more to support the state,” said DTE Energy Chief Procurement Officer Anthony Tomczak. “We looked at how Michigan-based businesses could help us achieve our goals. We changed the way we purchased goods and services and significantly impacted the state we work and live in, too. We’re proud of the difference we’ve made in the communities we serve.”