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Commissioners Approve Economic Development Incentive, Workforce Development Annual Plan

Jun 04, 2018

During their regular meeting June 4, the Cumberland County Board of Commissioners held a public hearing and unanimously approved an economic development incentive grant not to exceed $89,000 for “Project Intelligence.” The City of Fayetteville will also consider a grant in support of the project.

Robert Van Geons, the president of the Fayetteville Cumberland County Economic Development Corporation told commissioners that "Project Intelligence" is an existing company in Cumberland County that specializes in management consulting and engineering services. The company will retain its 40 existing jobs while also creating 178 new jobs by Dec. 31, 2020, and 208 jobs by 2023. The jobs will have an average annual salary of $64,300. The company would make a significant investment in real estate and equipment of approximately $1.2 million with projected future investment to exceed $5 million.

The board also approved the Local Workforce Development Area Annual Plan, which includes information related to the Workforce Development Board, NCWorks Career Center, Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act Title I Programs (Adult and Dislocated Worker Services and Youth Services), and local innovations. The plan is available online at

During the meeting the commissioners also:

  • Heard a presentation on the Fayetteville-Cumberland Human Relations Commission 2017/2018

    Annual Report by Chair Sheila Cuffee.

  • Approved the Cumberland County Public Health Department Billing Guide, which is effective July 1. The Billing Guide provides detailed billing information for each program offered by the Health Department.

The board will meet tonight at 7 p.m. for a public hearing on the fiscal year 2019 budget. 

Meeting agendas and minutes are available online at Meetings can also be viewed online at