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March 25, 2013

DEGC launches Detroit-to-Detroit sourcing site with $550 million in goods and services

http://www.mlive.com/business/detroit/index.ssf/2013/03/degc_launches_detroit-to-detro.html

The Detroit Economic Growth Corporation (DEGC) says it has the support of 11 “significant” companies and four anchor institutions as it launches a website to boost Detroit-to-Detroit trade. DEGC says the combined group represents $550 million in goods and services from local suppliers. Participants include Wayne State University, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, Comerica Bank, Compuware, Detroit Medical Center, Detroit Lions, DTE Energy, Ernst & Young, Greektown Casino, Henry Ford Health System, Quicken Loans, Skidmore Studios, Strategic Staffing Solutions, Urban Science and University of Detroit Mercy. The website and initiative, dubbed D2D, partners with Pure Michigan Business Connect database, in which businesses can be listed in a directory for Detroit- and Michigan-based companies.

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