FCEDC Welcomes John Hart as Director of Strategic Partnerships

May 18, 2023 | Press Releases

Media Contact: Merica Simpson,
Director of Marketing and Communications
Phone: 910-500-6464
Email: merica@fayedc.com


FCEDC Welcomes John Hart as Director of Strategic Partnerships

FAYETTEVILLE, NC – The Fayetteville Cumberland County Economic Development Corporation (FCEDC) welcomes John Hart as Director of Strategic Partnerships. In this role, Mr. Hart will be responsible for establishing and maintaining close relationships with key employers in the community while providing them with ongoing support.

John brings over 17 years of experience in the Transportation & Logistics industry, serving in leadership positions for an NC based company with customers throughout the US and Canada. In his previous roles, John collaborated closely with community partners, developing ties to FTCC and Cumberland County Schools, as they worked to highlight opportunities for students in the trade industries. These partnerships increased awareness for educators, parents, and students of the many opportunities that are available in this thriving segment of our economy.

A 20-plus year Army veteran, John recognizes the potential to retain the skilled professionals separating from service at Fort Liberty. He looks forward to expanding opportunities for veterans to obtain job training and meaningful employment with Cumberland County businesses. John has also worked closely with NC Works, providing training and job opportunities to 18–24-year-old “at-risk” or disadvantaged young men and women.   Today, many of these participants are earning above-average wages, working trade positions, in our community.

As the Director of Strategic Partnerships, John will work closely with existing businesses and industries in our community. His work will strive to build stronger relationships with and between existing employers, assisting them with any challenges they face and supporting their operations as they expand and grow.  “I am excited about being part of the FCEDC Team and appreciate the opportunity to continue developing and growing my connections with local industry.  They are the backbone of our community and help us create the ‘Can Do Carolina’ spirit.”




About FCEDC: The Fayetteville Cumberland County Economic Development Corporation is a public-private partnership designed to enhance job growth and prosperity in the region by attracting new investment while growing and retaining existing industry. FCEDC works daily to help strengthen our economy and diversify our community tax base. Successful projects would not be possible without the ongoing support of the City of Fayetteville, Cumberland County, and community partners. Learn more at www.fayedc.com.