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.

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

Tidewater Transit Co., LLC Unveils Memorial Garden

Tidewater Transit Co., LLC (TWT) recently unveiled a memorial garden at their location on Wilkes Road in Fayetteville that commemorates
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Tidewater Transit Co., LLC Unveils Memorial Garden

ACLC Announces Major Expansion In Downtown Fayetteville

ACLC (Advanced Computer Learning Company), a leader in training development and delivery, software programs, and technology systems integration, has announced
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ACLC Announces Major Expansion In Downtown Fayetteville

National Manufacturing Day 2017

While it might not have been on everyone’s calendar, October 6th was National Manufacturing Day. This event is celebrated every
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National Manufacturing Day 2017

FCEDC Welcomes New Staff Members

The Fayetteville Cumberland Economic Development Corporation (FCEDC) is pleased to announce two new additions to their team.  Teddy Warner is
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FCEDC Welcomes New Staff Members

FCEDC Launches “Labor Interest Survey”

Retailer Evaluating Workforce in Greater Fayetteville Area for Distribution Center Community is asking for potential workers to participate in “Interest Survey” FAYETTEVILLE, NC
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FCEDC Launches “Labor Interest Survey”

eClerx Selects Fayetteville for New Facility – Creating 40 Jobs

eClerx Customer Operations Announces New Fayetteville Location Company to add 40 jobs by June 1, 2017 FAYETTEVILLE, NC – eClerx Customer Operations
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eClerx Selects Fayetteville for New Facility – Creating 40 Jobs

Blue Cross Blue Shield Announcement

The Economic Development Alliance of Fayetteville and Cumberland County, North Carolina, is pleased to announce that Blue Cross Blue Shield
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Blue Cross Blue Shield Announcement

Fayetteville Quality of Life

There are many reasons to bring your business to Fayetteville. One reason is the great quality of life our area
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Fayetteville Quality of Life

Innovative Manufacturing Advantages

Manufacturing is big business in Fayetteville and Cumberland County. That’s why companies such as Goodyear, Maidenform and the Eaton Corporation have
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Innovative Manufacturing Advantages

Business in Fayetteville, NC

Our region’s assets and resources make us an ideal match for companies in critical defense, innovative manufacturing, food processing, logistics, and services. One advantage
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Business in Fayetteville, NC

Economic Advantages

Cumberland County is home to Fort Bragg, one of the largest military installations in the continental United States. With the
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Economic Advantages

Workforce Advantages

The unique workforce in Cumberland County and the surrounding areas is one that serves business develop perfectly. There are a
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Workforce Advantages

Transportation Advantages

One of the economic advantages in Cumberland County NC is our access to transportation. The infographic below illustrates transportation access in
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Transportation Advantages

Workforce in Cumberland County, NC

The infographic below illustrates our excellent workforce in Cumberland County NC! You can find out more about the workforce in Cumberland
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Workforce in Cumberland County, NC

Nitta Gelatin Facility

FAYETTEVILLE, NC— Nitta Gelatin broke ground November 1, 2012 on an expansion to its existing facility located in Fayetteville’s Industrial
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Nitta Gelatin Facility

Creation of ED Alliance

August 28, 2012 Contact: Brandon Plotnick, Coordinator, Marketing & Communications (910) 433-6766 ; bplotnick@fayettevillencchamber.org   A renewed focus and some improvements in brand identity were
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Creation of ED Alliance

VA Hospital Investment

May 10, 2012 Contact: Brandon Plotnick, Coordinator, Marketing & Communications (910) 433-6766 ; bplotnick@fayettevillencchamber.org   Investment Value: $120,000,000 Job Creation: 1,200   A 35-acre tract located on
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VA Hospital Investment

ED Strategy Report

May 10, 2012 Contact: Brandon Plotnick, Coordinator, Marketing & Communications (910) 433-6766 ; bplotnick@fayettevillencchamber.org   The Fayetteville-Cumberland County Chamber of Commerce announced the completion of
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ED Strategy Report

Shell Building SOLD!

April 12, 2012 Contact: Brandon Plotnick, Coordinator, Marketing & Communications (910) 433-6766 ; bplotnick@fayettevillencchamber.org   Investment Value: $1,500.000   On April 12, 2012, The Fayetteville-Cumberland County
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Shell Building SOLD!

Market Square Center Redevelopment

February 28, 2012 Contact: Brandon Plotnick, Coordinator, Marketing & Communications (910) 433-6766 ; bplotnick@fayettevillencchamber.org   Investment Value: $2,500,000 - $3,000,000 Job Creation: 50   The Fayetteville-Cumberland County
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Market Square Center Redevelopment

Fayetteville Leads State Job Growth

It's no secret that despite officials saying the recession ended in 2009, economic times haven't exactly been all sun-shine and
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Fayetteville Leads State Job Growth

Goodyear Invests $13 Million

First Quarter 2011-2012 Contact: Brandon Plotnick, Coordinator, Marketing & Communications (910) 433-6766 ; bplotnick@fayettevillencchamber.org   Investment Value: $13,000,000 Job Retention: 3,000 +/-   During the first quarter
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Goodyear Invests $13 Million

Fayetteville Voted #1 City for Veterans

    It comes to no surprise to residents of Fayetteville that our All-America City is proud to be a wonderful place
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Fayetteville Voted #1 City for Veterans