About Us

What We Do

The Fayetteville Cumberland County Economic Development Corporation (FCEDC) is a 501c6 public-private partnership designed to enhance job growth and prosperity across our community by attracting new industry and expanding existing industry. Our team works daily to help strengthen our economy and diversify our community’s tax base. We identify and prepare sites and buildings for expedited development and are endlessly promoting our community’s best assets for industry decision-makers, site-selectors, and developers. The FCEDC also supports existing companies by facilitating expansions, connecting them with resources, and creating network groups such as the Plant Managers Association and the Transportation and Logistics Committee.

Whether you would like more information about Fayetteville and Cumberland County, help with finding the perfect location for your business, or assistance locating a beautiful new home for your family, we are at your service. Our full-service economic development organization knows how to help you while making the most efficient use of your time. If you would like to have a firsthand look at everything Fayetteville and Cumberland County has to offer, we will be happy to help you arrange a visit.

Board of Directors

Our Board is comprised of 10 Voting and 3 Ex-Officio Members. Directors are appointed by the Cumberland County Board of Commissioners, the Fayetteville City Council and the Community Development Foundation.

Kelvin Farmer
Chairman
K.E. Farmer Enterprises Inc.

Vivek Tandon
Vice-Chair
Trinity Hospitality

Kathryn Cox
Treasurer
ACLC

Jack Rostetter
Secretary
H&H Homes

Mayor Mitch Colvin
City of Fayetteville

Dohn Broadwell
Broadwell Land Company

Andrew Pennink
Jet HomeLoans

L. Wayne Smalls
L. Wayne Smalls & Associates, LLC.

Bobby Suggs, Jr.
Spectrum

Michael Boose
County Commissioner

Amy Cannon
Ex-Officio
Cumberland County

Doug Hewett
Ex-Officio
City of Fayetteville

Larry Keen
Ex-Officio
FTCC

Kelvin Farmer
Chairman
K.E. Farmer Enterprises Inc.

Vivek Tandon
Vice-Chair
Trinity Hospitality

Kathryn Cox
Treasurer
ACLC

Jack Rostetter
Secretary
H&H Homes

Mayor Mitch Colvin
City of Fayetteville

Dohn Broadwell
Broadwell Land Company

Andrew Pennink
Jet HomeLoans

L. Wayne Smalls
L. Wayne Smalls & Associates, LLC.

Bobby Suggs, Jr.
Spectrum

Michael Boose
County Commissioner

Amy Cannon
Ex-Officio
Cumberland County

Doug Hewett
Ex-Officio
City of Fayetteville

Larry Keen
Ex-Officio
FTCC

Staff

Robert Van Geons FCEDC BW

Robert Van Geons
President & CEO
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Rob Patton FCEDC BW

Robert S. Patton, Jr.
Vice President
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Cathy Johnson FCEDC BW

Cathy Johnson
Vice President, Existing Industry
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Jasmin Ellis FCEDC BW

Jasmin Ellis
Director, Operations
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Natalie LaVallee FCEDC BW

Natalie LaVallee
Director, Marketing
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Maarja Hightower FCEDC BW

Maarja Hightower
Director, Communications
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Careers

There are currently no available positions.

Contact Us


Fayetteville Cumberland
Economic Development Corporation

201 Hay Street, Suite 401A
Fayetteville, NC 28301
(910) 500-6464
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