“Every year since 2008, Corp! honors companies that are helping grow and lead economic growth and innovation in our economy. The coveted Economic Bright Spots award showcases companies that have experienced success in the last year – whether it’s increasing revenue, launching new services or products, expanding locations or hiring Michigan talent. These companies make Michigan stronger. Winners are selected based on year-over-year growth, the number of locations in Michigan, and the increase in the number of employees.”
Michigan’s ‘Economic Bright Spots’ continue to light up their markets
“We passionately believe that a company is only as good as its people, who in this robust economy, have limitless options,” said Executive Vice President of Corporate Real Estate and Chief Marketing Officer Quinn Kiriluk. “We continually seek how best to invest in our people, providing pathways for professional and personal development, and ensuring a healthy work-life balance. We have recently enhanced our tuition reimbursement policy and launched KIRCO | KIRCO MANIX University, which focuses on broadening the industry knowledge of our associates beyond their primary roles and responsibilities.
“From a strategic perspective, we view our vertical integration, providing in-house development, construction and facilities management services, as a truly unique value proposition to our corporate clients. While some customers may seek one particular service, we have implemented new strategies to incentivize clients to leverage our full suite of offerings. From a facility’s initial concept through ongoing operations, our customers can experience a truly seamless journey; with KIRCO | KIRCO MANIX at their side, they have one partner, whose long-term ownership mentality will obsessively consider every building feature and function.”
KIRCO’s senior housing division has experienced incredible growth this year, with new opportunities arriving almost weekly, Kiriluk said.
“Though KIRCO operates in many states, much of our business resides here in Michigan,” he said. “In our experience, throughout the state we feel an appreciation and loyalty towards Michigan-based businesses. Additionally, Michigan’s climate and geological footprint provide unique challenges with respect to building design and construction, attributes that out-of-state teams can often struggle to appreciate.”