Michigan’s version of “Shop Local” leads to $19M contract

Michigan companies enter into major contract through MEDC - Pure Michigan business connect.

Consumers Energy and Moran Iron Works entered into a $19 million contract to supply major environmental safety filters to the energy company. This contract benefits both companies by cutting costs and creating new jobs, as well as helping protect our environment.

Recently, the MEDC and Ford Motor Company held a Matchmaking Summit that included the car manufacturer as well as 30 of their top tier suppliers. This summit allowed companies of all sizes to meet with potential buyers and suppliers. To see a video recap of the event, visit Ford Supplier Event.

We keep talking about the Pure Michigan Business Connect (PMBC) program from the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) for a good reason. Companies like Consumers Energy, Moran Iron Works, Ford Motor Company, and others, throughout the state continue to connect and gain contracts with other Michigan companies to get a leg up on their competitors and continue to invest in Michigan.

Have you taken the first step to meet your potential suppliers and buyers? Make sure that your business is registered on the Pure Michigan Business Connect website. Once registered, you will be able to search for potential partners, research their companies, look for Requests for Proposals or create your own. The NLEA, a partner of Michigan State University Extension, encourages businesses in their region to take part in this program. Have you made sure that your company is represented on this website, and that you have included as much information possible on your profile to make the most of the free listing? The process is simple, visit www.puremichiganb2b.com and sign up today.

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