Mark Spizzo


Mark Spizzo joined America’s Central Port as the Regional Economic Developer in 2015. Mark has over 30 years experience in economic development, including time with state and local governments and other non-for-profit and private development corporations.

Previously, Mr. Spizzo has held leadership roles with the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity, the Regional Development Corporation of Southern Illinois, Alton Steel, and several non-profit and private development corporations. He has been successful in landing both large and small-scale industrial and commercial projects within the state of Illinois.

Through his experiences in working with state and local governments, Mr. Spizzo brings a vast knowledge of economic development to the Port.


M.A. in Law Enforcement Administration | University of Illinois-Springfield
B.A. in Sociology | Illinois College
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