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.

Andrew Pennink
Chairman
HomeFront Mortgage

Vivek Tandon
Vice-Chair
Trinity Hospitality

Kelvin Farmer
Treasurer
K.E. Farmer Enterprises Inc.

Jack Rostetter
Secretary
H&H Homes

Mayor Mitch Colvin
City of Fayetteville

Dohn Broadwell
Broadwell Land Company

Kathryn Cox
ACLC

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

Andrew Pennink
Chairman
HomeFront Mortgage

Kelvin Farmer
Treasurer
K.E. Farmer Enterprises Inc.

Mayor Mitch Colvin
City of Fayetteville

Kathryn Cox
ACLC

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

Amy Cannon
Ex-Officio
Cumberland County

Larry Keen
Ex-Officio
FTCC

Vivek Tandon
Vice-Chair
Trinity Hospitality

Jack Rostetter
Secretary
H&H Homes

Dohn Broadwell
Broadwell Land Company

Michael Boose
County Commissioner

Bobby Suggs, Jr.
CenturyLink

Doug Hewett
Ex-Officio
City of Fayetteville

Staff

Robert Van Geons
President & CEO
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Robert S. Patton, Jr.
Vice President
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Cathy Johnson
Vice President, Existing Industry
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Jasmin Brunson
Director, Operations
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Natalie LaVallee
Director, Marketing
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Careers

Fayetteville Cumberland Economic Development Corporation is looking for leaders like you.

To apply for the position(s) below, please submit your resume, cover letter, and any relevant samples of work.

Director of Communications

Salary Range: $45,000-65,000

The Fayetteville Cumberland Economic Development Corporation (FCEDC) is seeking an outgoing and dynamic professional to be an advocate for our community and serve as the Director of Communications. This position will join our established team and lead the development and deployment of our communications, events, and PR efforts at the local, state, national and international levels. FCEDC celebrates an inclusive environment and believes diverse backgrounds contribute to successful collaboration and innovation.

THE IDEAL CANDIDATE WILL:

  • Possess a Master’s Degree in English, Journalism, or Communications, or Bachelor’s Degree in an aforementioned field with 2+ years of experience in a professional writing role (press releases, news articles, blog posts, and white papers)
  • Thrive from forming relationships with community leaders and media contacts
  • Have experience leading public relations initiatives
  • Be research-driven to ensure content is accurate and easy to understand
  • Understand the different voices of economic development-related target audiences
  • Possess excellent written/storytelling capabilities and verbal communication skills
  • Preferred background in writing for economic development and business development fields

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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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