The Elizabeth City | Pasquotank County Economic Development Commission

The Elizabeth City | Pasquotank County Economic Development Commission (EC|PCEDC) seeks to improve the economic well-being of the citizens of Elizabeth City and Pasquotank County by marketing business opportunities in our area to high-wage employers nationally and by helping interested companies, local as well as national, realize those opportunities.


Our goal is to create more and better jobs and to diversify the tax base of the region. To accomplish this goal, we have adopted seven priorities that have guided our marketing campaign:

  • Support the Elizabeth City Aviation Research and Development Commerce Park and the addition of a strip-and-paint facility at Air Base Elizabeth City.
  • Focus resources on downtown and waterfront development and support community efforts to attract a multi-screen theater operator to the area.
  • Support the City of Elizabeth City’s efforts to offer free downtown wifi and community efforts to create a more competitive environment for commercial service throughout the County.
  • Work with Elizabeth City State University to establish a university art presence downtown.
  • Work with Elizabeth City State University, College of the Albemarle, Mid-Atlantic Christian University and Elizabeth City Pasquotank Public Schools  to coordinate economic development strategies with workforce and entrepreneurship development.
  • Support Elizabeth City Pasquotank Public Schools’ efforts to improve the performance of all students.
  • Meet at least quarterly with the Committee of 100, the Elizabeth City Area Chamber of Commerce, the Elizabeth City Area Convention and Visitors Bureau, Elizabeth City Downtown, Inc. and regional organizations that support economic development in the region to coordinate marketing efforts.


Site and building selection, labor and consumer market analysis, employee selection and training, and identification of incentives for which your business may be eligible. Confidentiality assured. Contact us today to learn how to tap into the energy, enthusiasm, diversity and potential of the Elizabeth City area.

ECPCEDC Board of Commissioners

Mr. Jeff Dixon, Chairman Pasquotank County
Ms. Jean Baker, Vice Chairwoman City of Elizabeth City
Mr. Cecil Perry, Secretary Pasquotank County
Mr. Lloyd Griffin Pasquotank County
 Mrs. Anita Hummer City of Elizabeth City
Mr. Rickey King City of Elizabeth City
Mr. Peter Thomson Chairman, Elizabeth City Area Committee of 100
Mr. Arthur McPherson At-Large, M&M Hospitality Group
 Mr. John Keenan  At-Large, Moneysworth Linen Services
Ms. Annya Soucy Ex-Officio, Sentara Albemarle Medical Center
Commander Bruce Brown Ex-Officio, US Coast Guard Base Elizabeth City
Capt. James Seeman Ex-Officio, US Coast Guard Base Elizabeth City
President – to be named soon Ex-Officio, College of The Albemarle
Dr. Thomas Conway Ex-Officio, Elizabeth City State University
Dr. Larry Cartner Ex-Officio, Elizabeth City-Pasquotank Public Schools
 Ms. Deborah Malenfant Ex-Officio, Elizabeth City Downtown, Inc.
 Ms. Christina Rehklau Ex-Officio, Elizabeth City Convention and Visitors Bureau
Mr. Michael Hindenach Ex-Officio, Elizabeth City Area Chamber of Commerce
 Dr. Joe Peel Ex-Officio, Mayor, Elizabeth City