State aid OK’d for business expansions in Ann Arbor area

LANSING—Two projects expected to create 279 new good-paying jobs in Washtenaw County received support from the Michigan Strategic Fund.

Workit Health, founded in 2015 and based in Ann Arbor, received a $1 million Michigan Business Development Program performance-based grant to support a $14.8 million expansion that’s expected to create 179 new jobs, and perhaps as many as 530 new jobs over five years. Workit is a health care technology provider that offers a virtual clinic system offering triage, treatment from clinicians, e-prescriptions, therapy, medical tests, and follow-up. Its programs include addiction disorder treatment, behavioral therapy, group sessions, and more than 1,000 courses. Workit Health offers its services to health plans, employers, and local governments. The city of Ann Arbor is assisting the company with recruitment. For more information on careers with Workit Health, visit

Also, the Newark, Calif.-based software developer Nexient LLC received a $500,000 Michigan Business Development Program performance-based grant to support a new, $12.45 million product delivery center in Scio Township that is expected to create 100 new jobs. The company already employs more than 400 at another location in Pittsfield Township. The 100,000-square-foot Scio location is expected to be occupied in the second half of 2021. For information on careers with Nexient, visit

Ann Arbor Spark has worked with both companies as they’ve grown in the Ann Arbor area. Spark supported Workit Health since its inception in 2015, including space at its Central Innovation Center, grant funding for marketing, legal, and customer discovery work as well as hiring interns to extend their team’s capabilities. Spark connected Nexient to the Going Pro talent fund, which helps with training, developing and retaining current and newly hired employees and also helped the company work through the incentives process with MEDC that resulted in its expansion to Scio Township.

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