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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 including Starting a Small Business, Writing a Business Plan, Venture Plan (a comprehensive 8 week course) 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 Small Business Development Center (SBDC) and Kinexus resource partners
    For more information on the SBDC, please contact Bob Jones.
  • 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


  • 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


Connect With Us

BERRIEN COUNTY - KELLY SCHACK, 269-932-2503 (cell), 269.927.1064, ext. 1159 (office)

VAN BUREN COUNTY - PAGE EISBRENNER, 269-325-6610 (cell), 269.927.1064, ext. 1197 (office)

CASS COUNTY - JAMIE QUIGNO, 269-208-0010 (cell), 269.927.1064, ext. 1141 (office)

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Advanced Manufacturing specific services
Agribusiness specific services
Health Care specific services

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    Sarah Jollay

    Business Development Highlight

    “Kinexus has so many resources at their disposal to make businesses better businesses and stronger community partners.” – Sarah Jollay, Jollay Orchards more >>

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    Patrick McQuone

    Workforce Development Highlight

    “Kinexus helps us get the right people in the right job. They bring passion to the job. It makes my job as an administrator so much easier.” – Patrick McQuone, Lakeland Continuing 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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