Frequently Asked Questions about Kinexus

What is Kinexus?

We are a nonprofit organization that develops solutions for the challenges that keep the economy from thriving. Our services benefit the region with three key outcomes: thriving businesses, 21st century workforce talent, and clean safe neighborhoods.

How is Kinexus funded?

As a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization, we attract public and private sector funding sources to provide solutions for a wide array of business, workforce, and community challenges. Individual donations, grants, fee-for-service projects, social enterprises, and legislatively directed funding are among the ways in which we fund our work.

When was Kinexus started?

We launched the Kinexus brand in April 2013 as an organization that does integrated business, workforce and community development. Prior to formulating a new mission, vision, values, and goals, the organization was focused primarily on workforce development for 15 years as Michigan Works! Berrien, Cass, Van Buren. We are a member of the Michigan Works! Association, which remains an important part of our workforce development division.

What’s your relationship with Michigan Works!?

Kinexus is an integrated community development organization that focuses on economic, workforce and community challenges. Michigan Works! is a department within Kinexus’ workforce development division.

Does Kinexus do Economic Development?

Yes, Kinexus has an Economic Development Partnership with Van Buren County. We are responsible for leading and fostering business retention and expansion activity while helping Van Buren County achieve its vision. For more information about Van Buren County Economic Development, contact Zach Morris at MorrisZ@kinexus.org.