Category Archive: News

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


Dansons Announces New Facility in Cumberland County

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 21, 2020 Contact: Natalie Johnson, Director of Marketing Phone: 910.500.6464 E-mail: natalie@fayedc.com   Dansons Announces New Facility in Cumberland County BBQ Manufacturer Set to Hire 118 Full Time Staff   FAYETTEVILLE, NC –Dansons, a leading manufacturer of BBQ pellet grills and products, selected Cumberland County as the location of a new distribution   …Continue Reading


Cumberland County Employers Are Looking to Hire Despite COVID-19: More than 500 Jobs Immediately Available

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  As our regional economy emerges from the Coronavirus shutdown, Cumberland County’s diversified industry base is poised for growth. For those looking for employment, or wanting to make a change, there are currently thousands of career opportunities available on ncworks.gov and more than 500 local job openings in manufacturing, distribution, and professional services. As operations   …Continue Reading


Employment Opportunities in Cumberland County: August 2020

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  As our regional economy emerges from the Coronavirus shutdown, Cumberland County’s diversified industry base is poised for growth. For those looking for employment, or wanting to make a change, there are currently thousands of career opportunities available on ncworks.gov and more than 500 local job openings in manufacturing, distribution, and professional services. As operations   …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


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