Michigan’s energy industry has some of the most inclusive employment policies in the state. The industry isn’t merely driving growth and development in the state and creating jobs for Michiganders; it’s establishing new entrepreneurial and career opportunities for traditionally underrepresented groups.
Michigan’s workforce is also being enhanced by the state’s higher education system, which is helping to train the next generation of energy workers—many of whom are minorities and women.
Diversity in Michigan’s energy workforce and in the industry’s supply chain is another example of the benefits Michigan’s hometown energy companies provide to the state. It’s another reason why AMP is enthusiastic about the role energy will play in advancing our state’s economic comeback and improving the quality of life for Michigan’s families and communities. And it’s another reason balanced, commonsense energy policies are essential.
Diversity Is Important Industry-wide
Michigan’s largest energy provider, DTE Energy, was recently named “Best of the Best” for supplier diversity by Hispanic Network Magazine. The company expects to spend $200 million on certified minority suppliers this year, and its commitment to diversity has already resulted in its being recognized with several other awards in 2013.
Among the criteria used to determine the distinction were:
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DTE Energy isn’t alone among Michigan energy providers committed to diversity. For example, major energy providers including the Lansing Board of Water & Light and Consumers Energy support the Michigan Minority Supplier Development Council.
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