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Mark Guzniczak

Business Development Coordinator - Newaygo County

847-687-0192 guzniczakm@rightplace.org

Mark is the Business Development Coordinator for Newaygo County. In this position, he acts as a liaison between local organizations, businesses, industry, individuals, and all levels of government, by facilitating, promoting and implementing community and economic development in order to secure opportunities for the Newaygo County Area. Mark is also responsible for identifying and securing funding for economic development programs, providing regional representation and connections to businesses, and providing advice regarding market analysis and economic opportunities.

Past Experience

Mark previously served as Senior Vice President of Sales and Business Development for 13 years in the financial services sector, including life insurance, annuities, and trust bank services.

Community Involvement

  • Member of the Newaygo County Promise Zone Authority Board
  • President and Founder of the Muskegon River Fishery and Sporting Alliance


  • Bachelor of Arts, Political Science and Government, Business Administration, Public History | Western Michigan University

Notable Business Development Projects

  • North Central Co-op relocation to White Cloud, MI
  • Creation of Manufacturers Council in Newaygo County

Favorite part about living in West Michigan

Mark’s favorite part about living in West Michigan is being able to enjoy a rural lifestyle, the abundant natural resources, and be part of the thriving West Michigan region.

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