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Business Development Division

Whether you are considering starting a new business or you have an existing business that wants to grow its profitability, our market-focused business development professionals deliver customized solutions to assure you achieve your vision. With an intense focus on the region's in-demand sectors—manufacturing, healthcare, and agribusiness—we help businesses start, grow, and stay in Southwest Michigan.


  • Low cost and highly effective business classes and programs on marketing, financial management, and legal issues
  • One-on-one counseling, confidential and free of charge
  • Business plan development
  • A wide range of market research assistance
  • Financial analysis and industry bench-marking
  • Capital access
  • Access to a large number of Kinexus resource partners
  • Ongoing, long-term assistance and counseling


  • Job descriptions to attract the right candidate
  • Prescreened applicants
  • Resumes presorted according to your needs
  • Access to college students in relevant fields of study for project-based internships
  • On-the-Job Training funds to upskill new hires; click here to learn more


  • Just-in-time, customized trainings focused on high-demand skills
  • Incumbent worker training to up skill current employees
  • Access to process improvement training focused on your needs


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Berrien, Van Buren, and Cass Counties, 269-369-4234 (cell), 269-927-1064, ext. 1171 (office)

BERRIEN COUNTY - KELLY SCHACK and DEREK KNUTH, 269-932-2503 (cell), 269.927.1064, ext. 1159 (office), 269-484-4267 (cell), 269.927.1064, ext. 1125 (office)

VAN BUREN COUNTY - AMBER LAYMAN,  269-876-8946 (cell), 269.927.1064, ext. 1163 (office)

CASS COUNTY - DEREK KNUTH, 269-484-4267 (cell), 269.927.1064, ext. 1125 (office)

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Calender of 2015 Events

Advanced Manufacturing specific services
Agribusiness specific services
Health Care specific services 



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    Ray Mays

    Business Development Highlight

    "I'm pleased and overwhelmed with the level of service that I received!" - Ray Mays, Owner, Ray's on the Green more >>

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    Marie Eisbrenner

    Workforce Development Highlight

    "Kinexus has sped up the hiring process for our organization, allowing us to focus on the many other challenges which we face in the ever-changing healthcare environment." - Marie Eisbrenner, CEO, Pride Care more >>

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    Bret Witkowski

    Community Development Highlight

    “Our goal was to get the deconstruction done the right way; Kinexus’ eager and active team did it how it should be done from start to finish.” – Bret Witkowski, Berrien Co. Treasurer more >>

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