In partnership with businesses and political leaders across the state, we are driving necessary change to strengthen our middle class and make Michigan better. We’re committed to building a brighter future by stimulating local economies through economic growth dependent on reliable, affordable, sustainable energy. Our team is continually enhancing energy infrastructures to ensure an increasingly stable and resilient power grid. This constant modernization creates jobs and fuels statewide economic development.
Now Available: DTE Energy’s 2017 Corporate Citizenship Highlights
DTE Energy has released its 2017 Corporate Citizenship Highlights, the company’s annual publication detailing corporate responsibility efforts in priority areas ranging from the environment to workforce development and neighborhood revitalization.
Points of Light names DTE the most community-minded utility in the United States
DTE Energy has been recognized by Points of Light, the world’s largest organization dedicated to volunteer service, as among the 50 most community-minded companies in the country and the top-ranked company in corporate citizenship among utilities nationwide.
DTE honored for innovative supplier diversity program
DTE continues to earn recognition for its efforts to partner with diverse suppliers to grow Michigan’s economy. Yesterday, DTE received the Edison Electric Institute (EEI) 2018 Business Diversity Innovation Award – one of the highest supplier diversity honors in the energy business. In announcing the award, EEI noted that DTE’s innovative approach to supplier diversity outreach has boosted the local economy and increased business development.
When Jay Williams roams the halls of Detroit’s Randolph Career Technical Center these days, the 39-year-old project manager often wears a hard hat, high-visibility vest and safety glasses. It wasn’t always that way. Twenty-five years ago — before becoming a father and being able to grow the robust beard that now adorns his face — Williams meandered the halls as a middle school student, finding his way into a summer-school drafting program.
When the doors opened to Randolph Career Technical Center last fall, there was a newfound sense of hope for the building and the programs taught there. New signage, fresh paint, renovated classrooms, and updated lighting were some of the many things that greeted students when they walked through the door to learn.
Construction of the NEXUS Gas Transmission project remains on schedule to begin operation in the third quarter of this year. This is good news for DTE Energy customers and our state. Access to nearby, low cost natural gas and revenues from the 255-mile project – a collaboration between Enbridge and DTE – will help the latter control costs for customers and continue to provide affordable natural gas while adding hundreds of jobs and boosting Michigan’s economy.
New construction projects are cropping up across Michigan. From the cinema theatre, retail and hotel plaza named “Studio C” in Grand Rapids to the $70 million State Capitol infrastructure upgrade in Lansing, or the Little Caesars Arena and Q-Line in Detroit, the construction business is buzzing in the state.
DTE Energy’s commitment to supplier diversity took a giant step forward last week when Chief Procurement Officer Tony Tomczak was sworn in as chairman of the board of the Michigan Minority Supplier Development Council (MMSDC). DTE Energy has a long history of partnership with the MMSDC which specializes in connecting minority business owners with opportunities at large corporations.
created by partnering with Michigan businesses
spent with Michigan-based suppliers
skill trade enrollment tripled at Randolph Technical Center