Category Archive: Economic Development

Press Release: FCEDC Welcomes New Vice President

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 26, 2020 Contact: Natalie Johnson, Director of Marketing Phone: 910.500.6464 E-mail: natalie@fayedc.com   Fayetteville Cumberland Economic Development Corporation Welcomes New Vice President     FAYETTEVILLE, NC — The Fayetteville Cumberland Economic Development Corporation (FCEDC) is happy to announce Robert “Rob” S. Patton Jr. has filled the role of Vice President. Rob   …Continue Reading


Fayetteville’s Metropolitan Statistical Area Expands to Include Harnett County

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What is an MSA? A Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) is a geographical zone with an urban center of 50,000 residents or more, that has close economic ties throughout the adjacent counties. The U.S. Office of Management and Budget determines MSA size and mandates that each member county show 25% more of economic integration with the   …Continue Reading


FC Comeback Team Seeks Feedback on Recovery Efforts with Follow-Up Survey

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 17, 2020 Contact: Cheyenne Padgett – Director of Public Relations Phone: 910.500.6404 E-mail: cheyenne@fayedc.com   FAYETTEVILLE, NC – With the economy beginning to reopen, the FC Comeback Team has released a short follow-up survey regarding the effectiveness of recovery efforts and continued economic impact of the pandemic on Cumberland County businesses. According   …Continue Reading


With One Voice: Branding Fayetteville & Cumberland County

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How would you describe Fayetteville and Cumberland County to someone who has never visited? Would you talk about our area’s history or focus on the new baseball stadium and other projects contributing to its growth? Maybe you’d discuss the flowers in bloom, celebrated by the Spring Dogwood Festival. What about our diverse cultural, international, and   …Continue Reading


On The Road To A New Career: FTCC’s CDL Driver Training Program

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Logistics is one of the fastest growing sectors in the country, with transportation volume estimated to steadily rise 2.2 percent for the next five years. (American Trucking Associations). Employers are seeking 50,000 truck drivers to keep up with the increasing demand. By 2026, over 175,000 of these roles are expected to remain unfulfilled. Our community’s   …Continue Reading


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


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