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

Elaina Ball
PWC

Mayor Mitch Colvin
City of Fayetteville

Dohn Broadwell
Broadwell Land Company

Carl Manning

Carl Manning
Kingdom CDC

Dymond Spain
Crossroads Family Law

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
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.
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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Jasmin Ellis FCEDC BW

Vacant
Director, Marketing

Maarja Hightower FCEDC BW

Maarja Hightower
Director, Communications
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Careers

Director, Marketing
FCEDC is seeking a dynamic professional to serve as Director of Marketing. Please send resume, letter of interest, and relevant work samples to info@fayedc.com.

Primary responsibilities include:

  • Development and implementation of multi-faceted marketing programs
  • Developing brochures, reports, flyers, videos, etc. to promote the community and its assets
  • Creating and propagating relevant social media, digital presentations, and website content
  • Maintain the FCEDC and Can Do Carolina brand through messaging and visuals

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Contact Us



Fayetteville Cumberland
Economic Development Corporation

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