FCEDC’s Robert Van Geons is Named 2021 Chair of IEDC Public Policy Advisory Committee

Jan 22, 2021 | Press Releases

Jan 22, 2021
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FCEDC’s Robert Van Geons is Named 2021 Chair of IEDC Public Policy Advisory Committee


FAYETTEVILLE, NC – The Fayetteville Cumberland County Economic Development Corporation (FCEDC) is proud to announce its President and CEO Robert Van Geons has been named 2021 Chair of International Economic Development Council’s (IEDC) Public Policy Advisory Committee (PPAC). This committee monitors and reviews the organization’s legislative affairs and federal relations by establishing a list of key legislative issues to be monitored, recommending strategic and policy actions, and providing guidance on the content of the annual Economic Development Summit.

“Fayetteville and Cumberland County strive to be leaders on policy issues relating to the economic health of communities,” said Van Geons. “I appreciate the opportunity to contribute to these important conversations and very much look forward to working closely with the talented IEDC Staff, Vice Chair and Committee Members to achieve the public policy goals of the Board of Directors and membership. I am honored to represent our community during such a crucial time for our economy.”

FCEDC is proud to support Robert as he serves in this role and we look forward to the advancement of important issues as he represents our community’s interests on a national stage.


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 industry and growing and retaining existing industry. The FCEDC works daily to help strengthen our economy and diversify our community tax base. Learn more at www.fayedc.com.

ABOUT IEDC: The International Economic Development Council (IEDC) is a non-profit, non- partisan, membership organization serving economic developers. With more than 5,200 members, IEDC is the largest organization of its kind. Economic developers promote economic well-being and quality of life for their communities by creating, retaining and expanding jobs that facilitate growth, enhance wealth and provide a stable tax base. From public to private, rural to urban, and local to international, IEDC’s members are engaged in the full range of economic development experience. Given the breadth of economic development work, our members are employed in a wide variety of settings including local, state, provincial and federal governments, public-private partnerships, chambers of commerce, universities and a variety of other institutions. IEDC’s members create high-quality jobs, develop vibrant communities and improve the quality of life in their regions. Learn more at www.iedconline.org.