Jennifer Lantz, Executive Director

Phone: 252-237-1115 Email:

In 1989, Jennifer became Executive Director, responsible for implementing strategies for economic development in Wilson County, North Carolina. In that time, Wilson has seen remarkable growth and change. With nearly 20% of the workforce employed in the manufacturing arena, Wilson has emerged as a leading NC community for industrial recruitment. Jennifer’s background in planning and her keen understanding for business development has been instrumental in leading Wilson into the 21st century.


Cindy Ingram, Assistant Director


A member of the Wilson Economic Development Staff since 1992, Cindy works with both new and existing businesses making the site selection process clear and expansion plans a reality. Her background in journalism and public relations makes her an asset in marketing Wilson County and in the development of creative materials for the WEDC.


Kim Farris, Operations Manager


Kim came to WEDC in 2001 with a deep knowledge of Wilson’s community and the local real estate market, making her the perfect ally for businesses wanting to locate in Wilson. Kim serves as the liaison between the WEDC and its boards, developing and administering budgets and maintaining corporate parks throughout the City and County.


Minshall Bridgers Edgar, Office Manager


A valuable member of the Wilson Economic Development Staff since 2017, Minshall uses her attention to detail to manage the office and organize events for the WEDC and its industry partners. She conducts research and analyzes information to keep records up-to-date. It is her friendly voice you most often hear when you call our office.


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