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Cumberland Health Providers Launch First Next Gen Partnership In North Carolina

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The Cumberland County Healthcare Next Generation Partnership (CCHNGP), the first initiative of its kind in North Carolina, met in Fayetteville on June 14th. The County Workforce Development Board, FCEDC, and other partners brought together more than 20 representatives from Cape Fear Valley Health, the Womack Army Medical Center (WAMC), private providers, and healthcare-related businesses. This   …Continue Reading


Womack Army Medical Center and The Geneva Foundation Launch The Fort Bragg Research Institute

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The Womack Army Medical Center (WAMC) and The Geneva Foundation officially launched the Fort Bragg Research Institute (FBRI) this morning at Fayetteville State University (FSU). The FBRI originated from the recognized need to link the vast research infrastructure of our community with the growing needs of operational readiness at Fort Bragg. Its mission is to optimize military performance through   …Continue Reading


Manufacturing In Cumberland County: An Industry Defined By Hard Work, Diversity, And Ingenuity

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As Existing Industry Month comes to an end, FCEDC is proud to recognize the many companies that develop, produce, and recycle products across Cumberland County. Manufacturers make up one of our largest industry sectors and their hard work, diversity, and ingenuity contribute greatly to our community’s business climate. According to the NC Department of Commerce,   …Continue Reading


Logistics & Distribution In Cumberland County: Accessible, Affordable, and Growing

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For Existing Industry Month, FCEDC is continuing to recognize the businesses that make up our private sector, the jobs they provide, and their impact on our economy. Our community’s location on Interstate-95, rail infrastructure, and proximity to shipping ports have made it a central hub for the transportation, warehousing, and wholesale industries. According to the   …Continue Reading


Cumberland County’s Existing Industry: Supporting Our Military For 100 Years

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While it might not have been on your calendar, May is Existing Industry Month in Fayetteville and Cumberland County. This annual event provides an opportunity to acknowledge our private sector who provides jobs, invests in our tax base, and serves as the backbone of our local economy. Throughout the month, FCEDC will be highlighting some   …Continue Reading


Le Bleu Central Distributors Announces Expansion To Include Bottling

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Le Bleu Central Distributors, a provider of Le Bleu vapor compression distilled water and cooler systems, has announced that it is expanding its distribution facility in the Cumberland Industrial Center (CIC) to include distillation and bottling operations. The company has invested over $1.2 million and created three full-time jobs. Headquartered in Raleigh, NC, Le Bleu   …Continue Reading


Cambridge-Lee Opening New Facility In Fayetteville, Creating 19 Full-Time Jobs

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Cambridge-Lee Industries LLC (CLI), one of the world’s largest manufacturers and distributors of copper tubing, has announced that it has selected Cumberland County for the location of a new facility. This project will result in the immediate creation of 19 full-time jobs. Headquartered in Reading, PA, the global company produces copper tubes for water supply,   …Continue Reading


Campbell Soup and DHL Supply Chain Select Fayetteville For Distribution Center, Creating 140 Full-Time Jobs

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Campbell Soup Supply Company, LLC in partnership with DHL Supply Chain have announced that they have selected the Cedar Creek Business Center in Fayetteville for a new, state-of-the-art distribution center. Together, the companies plan to invest more than $40 million in the project. This will result in the creation of 140 full-time jobs in Cumberland   …Continue Reading


Kinlaw’s Supermarket Announces Expansion Project

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Kinlaw’s Supermarket, a locally owned and operated fresh produce and meat store, has announced that it will be moving forward on a renovation and expansion project at its headquarters in Fayetteville. This will result in the creation of 11 full-time jobs and a total capital investment of $515,000. Called “The Meat Store,” Kinlaw’s was established   …Continue Reading


Tidewater Transit Co., LLC Unveils Memorial Garden

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Tidewater Transit Co., LLC (TWT) recently unveiled a memorial garden at their location on Wilkes Road in Fayetteville that commemorates the sacrifice of veterans in the service of the United States Military. The memorial was created and donated by the employees of the company with Kevin Deibel, John Hart, and Jim and Kitty Conners building,   …Continue Reading