NCSE Awards $262,600 to Cumberland County-Owned Sand Hill Road Site

Aug 1, 2022 | Press Releases

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NCSE Awards $262,600 for Improvements to Cumberland County-Owned Sand Hill Road Site

Funding will be used to construct an access road connecting Production Drive to Sand Hill Road.


FAYETTEVILLE, NC – North Carolina’s Southeast recently awarded $262,000 to the Fayetteville Cumberland Economic Development Corporation to improve one of Cumberland County’s best available industrial sites. The project was among 16 that were awarded grants through the NCSE Product Development Fund.

North Carolina’s Southeast is a regional economic development partnership representing 18 counties, including Cumberland, with the goal of generating new economic growth in the region.

“Our team and the executive committee were highly impressed with the quality of the submitted projects,” said Steve Yost, President of the North Carolina’s Southeast, “and especially with the level of other funds that will be leveraged into most of the projects.”

Fayetteville Cumberland Economic Development Corporation President and CEO Robert Van Geons, CEcD, said the money will be used to rough grade an access road connecting Production Drive to Sand Hill Road on the county-owned 159-acre Sand Hill Road site. Earlier this month, Cumberland County was awarded $937,600 from the Golden LEAF Foundation to clear and rough grade a 30-acre development pad to make it more attractive for potential industry. Industrially zoned, the site is located between Interstate 95 and N.C. 87. “Together, these grants will make the Sand Hill Road Site truly shovel-ready and exponentially more competitive for the many time-sensitive projects to which we respond,” Van Geons said.

Plans also include securing the site with control gates at both ends of the access road. In addition to making the site easier to reach for clients and prospective projects, the work will reduce costs when a permanent road is installed. “This project will provide north-south connectivity through the property, improving its access to nearby I-95, N.C. 87, and U.S. 301,” Van Geons said. “We look forward to working with county staff to put these funds to use, further enhancing this excellent site.”


About NCSE: North Carolina’s Southeast is a regional public-private partnership that markets the state’s Southeast Region – nationally and globally – to encourage new economic growth. Business and government leadership work together in this partnership to promote the region and its assets through The Southeastern Partnership, a 501c6 organization. Learn more at

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. 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