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. Stay connected during other county and state happenings by following our team on Twitter, LinkedIn, and Facebook.


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.


Below is the latest survey report:

The Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina distributed business-relief information for industries that are struggling as COVID-19 spreads. 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 Business Information and Funding Resources:

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. You can also find Cumberland County and City of Fayetteville loan assistance programs below.

Business Counseling Services:

Unemployment Insurance Claims:

Other Government Resources:

Other Community 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.

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