About CEDC

Message from the Interim Executive Director

Time to work together.  

As I begin my initial days as your new Interim Executive Director, I am mindful of the many accomplishments of CEDC over the last two decades.  Past achievements cannot be overstated – as they’ve been the building blocks for a stable tax base and quality of life so many enjoy today.

In my previous tenure at the Center for Economic Growth (CEG), I took a lead role in strengthening the Tech Valley region’s economy by fostering productive  collaborations and leading key projects to completion in arenas including real-estate development, business expansion and workforce development.  I recently stepped down from my position as President and CEO at CEG after eight successful years to launch Tucker Strategies, Inc.  to help businesses and organizations develop innovative growth strategies.

My intention now, as Interim Executive Director, will be to work with community and regional stakeholders, as well as the CEDC Board and staff, to navigate through a transition period that is brimming with both challenges and opportunities.

I enter this interim role with a strong belief that in order to achieve success, we must work together.  You have my pledge that I will direct all my energies to strengthen this organization and build on its success.  I thank the CEDC Board of Directors for the confidence and trust they have placed in my on your behalf.  As we move ahead, I welcome your comments and suggestions and look forward to hearing from you.




F. Michael Tucker
CEDC Interim Executive Director