Category Archive: News

Preparing Manufacturing’s Next Generation: FTCC’s Industrial Systems Technology Program

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According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, as many as 288,000 manufacturing jobs have been created over the last year. The industry drives more innovation than any other in the U.S., with continued advancement in automation, robotics, 3-D printing, and other technologies. Its employees also enjoy the highest job tenure in the private sector and   …Continue Reading


Learning The Tools Of The Trade: Apprenticeship In North Carolina

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With over 10,000 Baby Boomers reaching retirement age each day, businesses are finding it increasingly difficult to keep up with the demand for talent. It is more vital than ever to provide new employees with the necessary skills for long-term success. In order to effectively train this next generation of workers, companies in North Carolina   …Continue Reading


Sky Management Services Signs 100,000 Square Foot Industrial Lease With Landair Logistics

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Sky Management Services, LLC, a leading privately held commercial real estate investment, development, and management company, announced that it has signed a long-term commitment and lease in Fayetteville with Landair Logistics, Inc. Landair will begin operations in Sky’s industrial facility on 107 Tom Starling Road. Sky Management, based in Philadelphia and New York City, owns   …Continue Reading


eClerx Expanding Fayetteville Delivery Center, Creating 150 Jobs

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eClerx, a global business services provider, held a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony this morning to celebrate the expansion of its delivery center in Fayetteville. This project will create 150 full-time jobs. Elected officials and local business leaders were on hand to show their support of this development. “We’re happy to introduce our expanded facility to the   …Continue Reading


Made In Cumberland County: National Manufacturing Day 2018

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FCEDC is proud to celebrate Friday, October 5th as National Manufacturing Day. Across the country, advances in modern manufacturing are being showcased to students, job seekers, and communities. This event is an opportunity to gain a better appreciation of how things are “Made in America,” and highlight the diverse careers and people that make up   …Continue Reading


Press Release: Gov. Cooper Announces Booz Allen Hamilton Expansion

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PRESS RELEASE Strong pipeline of military talent draws Booz Allen Hamilton to invest more than $5 million in Fayetteville Booz Allen Hamilton (boozallen.com), a management and technology consulting firm, will expand its current operations in Cumberland County, creating 208 new jobs over five years, Governor Roy Cooper announced today. The company expects to invest more   …Continue Reading


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 & 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, NC

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


Logistics & Distribution

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