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Simpson receives scholarship for Economic Development Academy

By Staff Report, posted Mar 15, 2023 on

Simpson Photo provided by: NCEDA

Fayetteville’s Merica Simpson has received an investment in her education after being awarded a scholarship from the The North Carolina Economic Development Corporation. 

Simpson, who currently serves as Director of Marketing and Communications for the Fayetteville Cumberland County Economic Development Corporation was awarded a North Carolina Economic Development Academy Scholarship, which will help curb the costs to attend  one course offering of the North Carolina Certified Economic Developer program at East Carolina University. 

“I'm very grateful to have been awarded this scholarship through the North Carolina Economic Development Association. As part of my NCCED certification, I’ll utilize this at my alma mater, ECU,'s Economic Development Academy,” shared Simpson. “I look forward to broadening my knowledge of economic development to further aid FCEDC in promoting the community.

Thank you to the NCEDA board for affording me this opportunity.”


Simpson was presented with the scholarship at the NCEDA’s 2023 Spring Conference held  in Pinehurst. 

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