Category Archive: News

Press Release: What is the Economic Impact of COVID-19?

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Fayetteville, NC (March 24, 2020)—A new survey has launched to measure the economic impact of COVID-19 on Cumberland County’s business community. Created by the City of Fayetteville, Cumberland County, Fayetteville Cumberland Economic Development Corporation (FCEDC), Cumberland Community Foundation, Center for Economic Empowerment and Development (CEED), The Cool Spring Downtown District, the Chamber of Commerce, and   …Continue Reading


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   …Continue Reading


Export University 101: The Fundamentals of International Trade

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FCEDC is proud to partner with US Commercial Service, North Carolina District Export Council, and the Greater Fayetteville Chamber for an all-day workshop on international trade and exporting fundamentals. We invite you to join us for Export University 101 on March 11 from 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. at the FCEDC offices in Fayetteville. If   …Continue Reading


Press Release: Celebrating Women in Transportation and Logistics

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FAYETTEVILLE, NC (Feb. 12, 2020)—Fayetteville Technical Community College (FTCC), Tidewater Transit, and Fayetteville-Cumberland Economic Development Corporation (FCEDC) are pleased to announce an upcoming informational forum for women in transportation and logistics. This unique event, designed to provide insight for women interested in fields such as driving, customer service, fleet maintenance, and HR, will be held   …Continue Reading


FCEDC And Eastern Foundry Partner To Create Tech-Focused Coworking Space

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Eastern Foundry, a business accelerator for companies supporting the federal government, and the Fayetteville Cumberland County Economic Development Corporation (FCEDC) have partnered to establish a technology-focused coworking space in Downtown Fayetteville. This facility will be Eastern Foundry’s first location outside of Northern Virginia. Since 2014, Eastern Foundry has helped contractors grow by providing them with   …Continue Reading


E-N-G Mobile Systems, LLC Announces New Facility In Cumberland County

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E-N-G Mobile Systems, LLC, a specialty vehicle manufacturer, has announced that it has selected Cumberland County for the location of a new facility. This project will result in the creation of 60 full-time jobs, over the next three years, and a total capital investment of $2.3 million. In a statement this afternoon, Governor Roy Cooper   …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


Press Release: Sky Management Expands And Extends Keeco Lease in Fayetteville

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For Immediate Release – 2/19/2019 Fayetteville – Sky Management Services, LLC, a leading privately held commercial real estate investment, development, and management company, announced that it has signed a long-term lease extension and expansion with Keeco, LLC at Sky’s +/-1.0 million SF I-95 Distribution Center facility located in Fayetteville, NC. Keeco, the largest tenant at   …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