Michigan Businesses Get Economic Boost from Consumers Energy

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Consumers Energy is committed to growing with Michigan suppliers through Pure Michigan Business Connect.

Pumford Construction is helping lay the foundation for more Michigan businesses to expand their goods and services in the state with help from Consumers Energy and Pure Michigan Business Connect.

The Saginaw-based firm is one example of a Michigan company that’s added jobs as a result of being awarded contracts from Consumers Energy as part of Pure Michigan Business Connect. 

Pumford was hired by Consumers Energy as the primary contractor for new LEED-designed service centers in Groveland (Oakland County) and West Branch (Ogemaw County), as well as a new office for the Five Channels hydroelectric facility (Iosco County).

Consumers Energy and Pure Michigan Business Connect are looking for more Michigan-based suppliers to meet growing needs for goods and services. Over 100 different businesses recently attended a vendor summit in Gaylord to learn how they could expand their footprint in the state. NEWS STORY FROM UPNORTH LIVE TV 7-4:  Large and small companies look to keep business local.

Launched in 2011, Pure Michigan Business Connect is a public-private alliance of the Michigan Economic Development Corporation, state agencies and major Michigan companies and organizations that connects in-state companies to business resources.

The effort helps companies find new ways to raise capital, get access to professional business services at little or no cost, connect with each other through a new business-to-business network, and identify potential supplier opportunities, while developing resources to improve their supply chains.

Consumers Energy is committed to growing with Michigan suppliers, and to-date the company has accomplished $735 million of our $1 billion commitment to purchase Michigan-made goods and services from 2011 to 2016.