Our Regional Partners

We're partnered for Success

Our partnerships with other organizations in our region allow Michigan Works! Berrien, Cass, Van Buren to expand the ways we meet the needs of employers, job seekers, and our community.

Together, inspiring students to think, learn, achieve, and care in a global community. At Berrien Springs Public Schools, we strive to serve the needs of all student learners while seeking ways for students to reach their full potential. 

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Visit for more information on Cornerstone Alliance, an economic development organization serving northern Berrien County.


Lake Michigan College is a 2-year community college offering bachelor and associate degrees, certificates, and a wide range of continuing education and workforce training.

We create a safer Michigan by holding offenders accountable while promoting their success.


A collective impact group of community leaders from all sectors who use their collective voice for the betterment of all in our community.

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Sheriff Departments

We work in partnership with local county sheriff departments  including Berrien, Cass, Van Buren, Kalamazoo, St. Joseph, Calhoun, Branch, and Berry.


The Southwest Michigan Planning Commission (SWMPC) serves the regional planning needs of Berrien, Cass, and Van Buren Counties and is one of fourteen regional planning and development organizations in the State of Michigan.


LEO and its subsidiary agencies work to provide the connections, expertise and innovative solutions to drive continued business growth, build vibrant communities, create affordable housing, generate tourism and attract and retain key talent to fill Michigan’s vast pipeline of opportunities.


The Employers’ Association is a not-for-profit association incorporated in 1939 to provide practical Human Resource Solutions to the West Michigan business community – many having business operations throughout the world. 

To foster, promote, and develop the welfare of the wage earners, job seekers, and retirees of the United States; improve working conditions; advance opportunities for profitable employment; and assure work-related benefits and rights. 

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United Way of Southwest Michigan is part of a national network of more than 1,300 locally governed organizations that work to create lasting positive changes in communities and people’s lives.

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Workforce Development (TIA-WD) vision is to promote a flexible, innovative, and effective workforce system within the State of Michigan.


At YouthBuild programs in the United States and across the globe, low-income young people learn construction skills to help build affordable housing and other community assets such as community centers and schools.


Ed and Darlene Lowe established the Edward Lowe Foundation in 1985 to leverage entrepreneurship as a strategy for economic growth and community development.

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Michigan’s Great Southwest Sustainable Business Forum educates, engages and empowers our community to more equally value environmental stewardship, social responsibility and economic growth.

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The Michigan Works! Association is a workforce development association serving employers and job seekers throughout Michigan.

Southwestern Michigan College provides affordable local access to high quality post-secondary career preparation and college education – including the total college life experience.

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