Utility: Effort to use local suppliers boosts Michigan

By The Associated Press

A utility says its efforts to shift its purchases to local suppliers that started several years ago have boosted its spending in Michigan.

 

DETROIT (AP) — A utility says its efforts to shift its purchases to local suppliers that started several years ago have boosted its spending in Michigan.

Detroit-based DTE Energy Co. says Wednesday that last year it spent $1.3 billion with Michigan-based companies, up from $475 million in 2010 when it started the effort after the nation's economic downturn. It says the spending has buoyed job-creation efforts in the state.

DTE also made a commitment to support businesses within the city of Detroit, by increasing spending with Detroit-based suppliers, as well as with minority- and women-owned businesses. Last year, the company says it spent more than $300 million within the city.

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