Business Resources During COVID-19

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While concern for safety, job security, and schooling increase, FCEDC wants to ensure Cumberland County residents are aware of the community’s efforts surrounding COVID-19. Below, you’ll find business relief resources, potential job opportunities, and information on how our community is taking action during this time of uncertainty.


Economic Impact Survey:
The City of Fayetteville and partners are collecting economic data for businesses during COVID-19 and need your input! If you are a business owner/employer in Cumberland County, we encourage you to take the survey here.


The Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina distributed business-relief information for industries that are struggling as COVID-19 spreads. The informational page covers everything from insurance,  Below, you will find resources that may be helpful to you if your business is experiencing any losses during this time.

Supply Chain Disruptions:

Small Businesses:

The North Carolina Small Business Administration has disaster assistance loans available for owners that are economically struggling during COVID-19. To learn more and apply, call Business Link North Carolina (BLNC) at 1-800-228-8443.

Business Funding Resources

North Carolina is home to a variety of non-profit lenders that can provide access to the capital your business needs. Each of these organizations is a Certified Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI).

Business Counseling Services:

Unemployment Insurance Claims:

Other Government Resources:


Displaced Employees:

We understand the stress of unemployment due to times in crisis. To learn about applying for unemployment benefits, please visit the Cool Spring Downtown District page.

For displaced employees in the food industry due to COVID-19, many restaurants are staying open for drive-thru services. Signing up for delivery services like Uber Eats, Postmates, DoorDash, and Grubhub are great options to stay employed within the community.


Other Community Resources:

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