A young, skilled, productive workforce

Enthusiasm and hard work have long been a part of the business landscape in Fayetteville and Cumberland County, NC.

We have a workforce with a median age of 29.9 — far below the national median — and a much higher than average percentage of workers who have college degrees (Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Computer and Information Sciences and Mathematics and Statistics are the most common).

Every year, that workforce grows by thousands of military retirees with high levels of technical skills and personal discipline, and we have a steady supply of well-educated military spouses.

Our 21.2 percent per-capita GDP growth over the past decade is solid proof of our area’s productivity and the success of our right-to-work status.

Our dedication to hard work and our supply of skilled workers is an ideal combination for industries such as business and financial operations, food processing, defense support services, logistics/warehouse services, and advanced manufacturing — and local K-12 and higher educational institutions support those employers with customized training.

Press Release: Gov. Cooper Announces Booz Allen Hamilton Expansion

PRESS RELEASE Strong pipeline of military talent draws Booz Allen Hamilton to invest more than $5 million in Fayetteville Booz...
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Press Release: Gov. Cooper Announces Booz Allen Hamilton Expansion

Cumberland Health Providers Launch First Next Gen Partnership In North Carolina

The Cumberland County Healthcare Next Generation Partnership (CCHNGP), the first initiative of its kind in North Carolina, met in Fayetteville...
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Cumberland Health Providers Launch First Next Gen Partnership In North Carolina

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

The Womack Army Medical Center (WAMC) and The Geneva Foundation officially launched the Fort Bragg Research Institute (FBRI) this morning...
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Womack Army Medical Center and The Geneva Foundation Launch The Fort Bragg Research Institute

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

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

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

While it might not have been on your calendar, May is Existing Industry Month in Fayetteville and Cumberland County. This...
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Cumberland County’s Existing Industry: Supporting Our Military For 100 Years

Le Bleu Central Distributors Announces Expansion To Include Bottling

Le Bleu Central Distributors, a provider of Le Bleu vapor compression distilled water and cooler systems, has announced that it...
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Le Bleu Central Distributors Announces Expansion To Include Bottling

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

Cambridge-Lee Industries LLC (CLI), one of the world’s largest manufacturers and distributors of copper tubing, has announced that it has...
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Cambridge-Lee Opening New Facility In Fayetteville, Creating 19 Full-Time Jobs

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

Campbell Soup Supply Company, LLC in partnership with DHL Supply Chain have announced that they have selected the Cedar Creek...
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Campbell Soup and DHL Supply Chain Select Fayetteville For Distribution Center, Creating 140 Full-Time Jobs

Kinlaw’s Supermarket Announces Expansion Project

Kinlaw’s Supermarket, a locally owned and operated fresh produce and meat store, has announced that it will be moving forward...
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Kinlaw’s Supermarket Announces Expansion Project