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Frequently Asked Questions about Kinexus

What is Kinexus?

We are a non-profit organization that develops solutions for the challenges that keep the economy from thriving. Our services provide the region with three key things: thriving businesses, 21st century talent, and clean safe neighborhoods.

What's the relationship between Kinexus and Michigan Works!?

Michigan Works! is a department within Kinexus' workforce development division. To see the other services within the workforce development division, click here. Click the following links to learn about the services offered in Kinexus' business and community development divisions.

How is Kinexus funded?

As a non-profit providing solutions for a wide array of business, workforce, and community challenges, we have more than 40 funding streams. 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 Kinexus 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 solely on workforce development for 15 years as Michigan Works! Berrien, Cass, Van Buren. Michigan Works! remains an important part of our workforce development division.


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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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