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.

Kathryn Cox
Chairwoman
Linchpin Solutions

Vivek Tandon
Vice-Chair
Trinity Hospitality

Carl Manning

Carl Manning
Treasurer
Kingdom CDC

Dymond Spain
Secretary
Crossroads Family Law

Mayor Mitch Colvin
City of Fayetteville

Ferd Irizzary
JMH Group

Carl Manning

Kelvin Farmer
K. E. Farmer Enterprises, Inc

Bill Hedgepeth

Bill Hedgepeth
Retired, First Bank

Josh Choi
Winterbloom Tea

Glenn Adams
Cumberland County Chairman

Clarence Grier
Ex-Officio

County Manager

Doug Hewett
Ex-Officio
City Manager

Mark Sorrells
Ex-Officio

FTCC

Kathryn Cox
Treasurer
ACLC

Vivek Tandon
Vice-Chair
Trinity Hospitality

Carl Manning

Carl Manning
Kingdom CDC

Dymond Spain
Secretary
Crossroads Family Law

Mayor Mitch Colvin
City of Fayetteville

Kelvin Farmer
Chairman
K.E. Farmer Enterprises Inc.

Ferd Irizarry
JMH Group

Josh Choi
Winterbloom Tea

Bill Hedgepeth

Bill Hedgepeth
First Bank

Glenn Adams
Cumberland County Chairman

Doug Hewett
Ex-Officio
City Manager

Mark Sorrells
Ex-Officio
FTCC

Clarence Grier
Ex-Officio

County Manager

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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Maarja Hightower FCEDC BW

Darla Carnett
Executive Assistant
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Cathy Johnson FCEDC BW

Jennifer McFadyen Hammond
Manager, Marketing & Community Engagement
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Jasmin Ellis FCEDC BW

Jasmin Ellis
Finance Manager
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Jasmin Ellis FCEDC BW

Brittany Tschida
Communications Specialist
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Careers

The FCEDC is not currently accepting applications. If you’d like to be considered for future openings, please send a resume and cover letter to info@fcedc.com.

Contact Us



Fayetteville Cumberland
Economic Development Corporation

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