The Fuquay-Varina Economic Development Commission, Inc., (FVEDC) Board of Directors voted during their June 21, meeting to elect company John Deere Turf Care to its Board of Directors. The Commission also nominated and elected Tim Lucas, Wake Technical Community College’s Corporate & Professional Development Trainer as the Commission’s new Chairman. As part of its overall strategy to further develop and create economic development opportunities for the Town, the FVEDC has focused on expanding its board to include several of the Town’s greatest economic assets. The FVEDC continues to partner with companies to further improve its talent to leverage private investment into the community while supporting existing businesses and industry.
“I am humbled yet poised for this opportunity to serve as the Commission’s Chairman,” stated Chairman Lucas. The FVEDC’s recent board expansion and continued dedication to economic development priorities allows me the opportunity to lead and collaborate with community professionals to further develop and enhance the resources needed to invite development. I believe my professional background and Wake Tech’s ability to positively impact the lives of the citizens in the county, partnered with the economic drive of the FVEDC opens up greater opportunity to attract new businesses while assisting existing businesses in Fuquay-Varina.”
Chairman Lucas takes over for Larry Witek who has served as the board’s chairman for the past three years. “I am fortunate to have had the opportunity to work and learn from Chairman Witek. He has been extremely dedicated to putting the Town on the map and making this community a competitor for development,” stated Jim Seymour, FVEDC Executive Director. Under Chairman Witek’s leadership, the FVEDC established an aggressive economic development agenda to include a revolving loan fund program that helped Aviator Brewery establish in Fuquay-Varina. In addition he laid the ground work for commercial and industrial development, created a user-friendly FVEDC Website, developed marketing tools, and created the SPHERE Technology Business Center.
FVEDC Board of Director and member of the Wake County Board of Commissioners, Phillip Matthews stated, “I look forward to working with Chairman Lucas to create the opportunities needed to help our existing businesses grow and leverage outside investment to Fuquay-Varina. As a Wake County Commissioner, myself and other elected officials have a great relationship with Wake Tech Community College and look forward to developing initiatives that allow our entities to build a larger commercial base in the Town Fuquay-Varina.
The Fuquay-Varina Economic Development Commission (FVEDC) is a 501-C-3, non-profit local economic development commission. For additional information please visit www.fvedc.com.