Chris Byrnes, Mackinac Economic Alliance (Mackinac County) – Region 1
Chris Byrnes is the new director for economic development at the Mackinac Economic Alliance. Chris brings to Mackinac County his 35 years of successful Michigan economic development experience, as well as a rich background of consulting work from around the world.
He began his career as an economic developer in Sanilac County, the same county where he grew up. From there, he moved on to be an economic developer in Three Rivers, Niles, and then Holland. His skillset is broad, as he has served as an economic developer, business owner, and professional grant writer. Additional skills include strategic planning, community and investor relations, project management, negotiation, and consensus building.
Chris is proud to serve the Mackinac County community with his experience and knowledge.