Our Core Mission
To create economic inclusion for the Black community.
NeXus community network was developed in 2015 with a vision to create solutions for the economic disparities among African Americans in Kalamazoo. Our grassroots organization has been led by committed individuals championing local black businesses, and uniting networks and resources to educate black businesses and entrepreneurs to stimulate and support economic development in the local Kalamazoo black community.
We believe the black community gains strength and increases influence when its members are equipped to lead at the forefront of the local economy. We provide opportunities for owners and entrepreneurs to network, gain training, and have access to resources that will empower their businesses to thrive. Our training resources aim to advance the profitability of businesses, and encourage opportunities for businesses to reinvest in their neighborhood.