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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


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


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


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


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