Neighborhood Business Coordinator, City of Kalamazoo
Dwayne Powell, Jr. currently serves as the Neighborhood Business Coordinator for the City of Kalamazoo where he is fully committed to seeing Kalamazoo shift towards a more economically inclusive community as an imperative to its future. Through connecting the underserved to upward economic mobility opportunities such as entrepreneurship, workforce training, and financial resources, Dwayne has become a driving force in the renaissance of Kalamazoo.
In the fall of 2015, Dwayne founded the NeXus Community Network with the belief that a strong economic foundation is the key to a thriving Black community in Kalamazoo. NeXus objective is to provide networking, resources, education, and promotional opportunities to support the development of Black-owned businesses in Kalamazoo.
Dwayne Powell, Jr. is a Kalamazoo native and alumnus of Western Michigan University.
Saving the best for last….Dwayne is a proud husband to his amazing wife Onika and the father of three wonderful children (Dwayne III, Dominick, and Zaniyah)