Fayetteville Cumberland Economic Development Corporation

The Fayetteville Cumberland County Economic Development Corporation is a public-private partnership designed to enhance job growth and prosperity in the region by attracting new industry and growing and retaining existing industry.


The Fayetteville Cumberland County Economic Development Corporation (FCEDC) is a 501c6 public-private partnership designed to enhance job growth and prosperity across our community by attracting new industry and expanding existing industry. The FCEDC works daily to help strengthen our economy and diversify our community’s tax base. We identify and prepare sites and buildings for expedited development and are endlessly promoting our community’s best assets for industry decision-makers, site-selectors, and developers. Our local leaders recognize that a healthier business community is a critical element in providing the best possible quality of life for local residents. That’s why we’ve developed a variety of incentives to encourage companies to locate and expand to Fayetteville and Cumberland County, in addition to other advantages, such as the low cost of land and labor. The FCEDC supports our existing companies by facilitating expansions, connecting them with resources, and creating network groups such as the Plant Managers Association and the Transportation and Logistics Committee.

Services Provided

Accelerators and Incubators

  • Incubator
  • Accelerator

Business Planning

  • Business Plan Consulting
  • Business Succession Planning
  • Demographic and Census Data
  • Diversification
  • Feasibility Studies
  • Forming a Business
  • Identification and Research of Foreign Markets
  • Market Plan Development
  • Market Research

Economic and Site Development

  • Site Location Assistance
  • Watershed Planning
  • Tax Credits
  • Revitalization
  • Lease Review
  • Environmental Compliance
  • Economic Development
  • Economic Forecast

Events and Community Building

  • Pitch Events
  • Startup Networking
  • Hackathon / Startup Week or Weekends

Financial Resources and Assistance

  • Angel Investment
  • Crowdfunding
  • Debt Funding
  • Equity Funding
  • Government Funding
  • Technology Grants
  • Venture Capital
  • Trade Show Financial Assistance
  • Grant Funding

Human Resources, Workforce and Talent

  • Recruiting
  • Workforce Training
  • Workforce Incentives
  • Retention
  • Industry

Import and Export Assistance

  • Trade Education and Training
  • Networking/Exploring Exporting

Libraries and Research

  • Industry Data
  • Demographic/Census Data
  • Company Data/Prospect Lists
  • Business Research Resources
  • Lifestyle and Psychographic Data

Management Issues

  • Recruiting Assistance

Manufacturing, High Tech, Life Sciences Development

  • High Tech Development
  • Augmented / Virtual Reality and Holographics
  • Manufacturing Development
  • Industrial Technology Research

Marketing and Sales

  • Demographics/Census Data
  • Market Research

Networking and Associations

  • Demographically Based
  • International Trade
  • Geographically Based
  • Industry Specific

Operations and Logistics

  • Freight and Distribution

Public Policy and Government Relations

  • State Business Issues
  • Small Business Policy
  • City Business Issues


  • Coworking
  • Conference/Meeting and Event Space
  • Makerspace / Hackerspace
  • Site Location Assistance

Starting a Business

  • Site Location
Primary Contact
Robert Van Geons
201 Hay Street
Ste. 401
Fayetteville, NC 28301