County Board appoints committee members
WHITE CLOUD, MI - As announced late last year, The Right Place has debuted a new and improved model of regional economic development in 2022. On January 26, 2022 the Newaygo County Board of Commissioners appointed the first Newaygo County Economic Development Partnership Advisory Board, who will oversee economic development activities in Newaygo County.
I am very pleased with the progression of the relationship between The Right Place, Inc. and Newaygo County,” said Newaygo County Administrator Christopher Wren. “The continued collaborative efforts will provide economic development pathways and growth for the County and surrounding regions.
“Newaygo County continues to be a leader and the new agreement is again a shining example of providing committed leadership for the success of the Community.”
The newly appointed board members are:
John Buckley, Gerber Federal Credit Union
Kevin Karrip, G-M Wood Products
Shelly Kasprzycki, Fremont Area Community Foundation
Mike Kruitoff, Newaygo County Board of Commissioners
Jon Schneider, City of Newaygo
Additionally, the new partnership model has resulted in the promotion of Julie Burrell, who now serves as the Economic Development Director for the Newaygo County Economic Development Partnership. These changes provide an opportunity to build upon past momentum, continue long-standing relationships with local investors and elevate economic development to ensure Newaygo County remains a focal point in the region.
I am thrilled to continue serving the businesses of Newaygo County with this new role,” said Burrell. “ The establishment of the NCEDP simply strengthens our position within the region, solidifies economic development as a public-private partnership and I look forward to Newaygo County’s future!”
The Newaygo County Economic Development Partnership invites business leaders from Newaygo County to attend the 2022 Newaygo County Economic Outlook on February 22 at 9am via zoom to learn more about this new model as well as hearing an economic outlook provided by Grand Valley State University’s Paul Isely. Register online at https://conta.cc/3r0CMgN