Category Archive: News

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


Press Release: 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


Press Release: FCEDC Welcomes Director of Public Relations

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 10, 2020 Contact: Cheyenne Padgett – Director of Public Relations Phone: 910.500.6404 E-mail: cheyenne@fayedc.com   FCEDC Welcomes Director of Public Relations     FAYETTEVILLE, NC – The Fayetteville Cumberland Economic Development Corporation (FCEDC) has appointed Cheyenne Padgett as Director of Public Relations. With more than five years of experience in the   …Continue Reading


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. Stay connected during other county and state happenings   …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