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Kinexus

ContactAlex Grumbine
EmailGrumbineA@Kinexus.org
Address601 N. Front St., Ste. D
Dowagiac, MI 49047
(directions)
Telephone269-782-9864
Fax269-782-5706

Kinexus can be thought of as a hub of change agents that connect people, investments and organizations with strategies and services that make SW Michigan a great place to live, work and play. The non-profit pinpoints challenges and issues that keep our region from thriving and addresses gaps in workforce, community and business development. Its staff works collaboratively with regional organizations to maximize investments that contribute to economic growth.

  • Business Development: Whether you are considering starting a new business or are an existing business that wants to grow its profitability, its market-focused business development professionals deliver customized solutions to help you achieve your vision.
  • Workforce Development: Ask any business owner what keeps them up at night and more than likely they will say workforce talent. Our workforce development division creates, develops and delivers exceptional workforce solutions with an eye on building the pipeline of future workers.
  • Community Development: The staff of Kinexus loves applying outside-of-the-box solutions to community problems. They specialize in projects that benefit the business community and strengthen the workforce, while making the region a better place to live, work and play.

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