Supplier Diversity

To help Michigan companies, particularly diverse-owned ones, raise capital and improve access to business service and purchasing opportunities, the Detroit Economic Growth Corporation and Michigan Economic Development Corporation developed BuyDetroit and Pure Michigan Business Connect. These are two business-to-business (B2B) marketplaces that will connect people from all over the world with Detroit-based and Michigan-based suppliers, respectively.

Benefits of Joining a B2B Marketplace for Small and Mid-Size Businesses

Suppliers: Buyers:
  • Grow your reach and make connections with buyers worldwide
  • View and respond to real-time RFP/Q opportunities
  • Connect with peers
  • Easily scale your business based on available capacity
  • Reach new markets and easily connect with quality suppliers in Michigan
  • Submit real-time RFP/Q opportunities
  • Connect with peers
  • Grow Your Business with the Right Marketplace

Which Marketplace Is Right for You?

BuyDetroit is a new free program focused on helping Detroit vendors connect with opportunities, and preparing them to compete for contracts, be they large-scale development projects or product and service orders. Pure Michigan Business Connect (PMBC) is a free service that brings small to medium-sized Michigan businesses together with local, national, and global companies for supply chain sourcing opportunities.
  • Suppliers must be headquartered or based in Detroit
  • Global buyer audience
  • Ideal for small and mid-size companies
  • Workshops, mentorship, matchmaking, and a variety of special initiatives
  • Capability tagging for suppliers and buyers
  • Web and mobile apps
  • Suppliers must be headquartered or based in Michigan
  • Global buyer audience
  • Ideal for companies of all sizes
  • One-on-one matchmaking events and summits
  • Capability tagging for suppliers and buyers
  • Web and mobile apps
 

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