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

Dymond Spain
Secretary
Crossroads Family Law

Mayor Mitch Colvin
City of Fayetteville

Dohn Broadwell
Broadwell Land Company

Carl Manning

Carl Manning
Kingdom CDC

Elaina Ball
PWC

Bill Hedgepeth

Bill Hedgepeth
First Bank

Glenn Adams
County Chairman

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

Dymond Spain
Secretary
Crossroads Family Law

Mayor Mitch Colvin
City of Fayetteville

Dohn Broadwell
Broadwell Land Company

Carl Manning

Carl Manning
Kingdom CDC

Elaina Ball
PWC

Bill Hedgepeth

Bill Hedgepeth
First Bank

Glenn Adams
Cumberland County Chairman

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.
Executive Vice President
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Jasmin Ellis FCEDC BW

Jasmin Ellis
Finance Manager
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Cathy Johnson FCEDC BW

Vacant
Director, Existing Industry

Jasmin Ellis FCEDC BW

Kim Hasty
Director, Communications
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Maarja Hightower FCEDC BW

Maarja Hightower
Director, Marketing
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Maarja Hightower FCEDC BW

Darla Carnett
Administrative Assistant
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Careers

Director, Existing Industry
Due to the retirement of our longstanding leader of Existing Industry, the Fayetteville/Cumberland Economic Development Corporation has begun the search for our mission-critical Director of Existing Industry position.  Charged with continuing and expanding our award-winning program, this individual will serve as a liaison between our organization and local businesses, helping to troubleshoot issues, and assisting with opportunities for growth and expansion. Successful candidates will possess excellent communication skills and either a relevant degree or substantial and related work experience. For a detailed position description, please click here.  Resumes may be sent to info@fayedc.com.

Contact Us



Fayetteville Cumberland
Economic Development Corporation

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