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This information about the Fayetteville, North Carolina area was obtained through our GUIDE Network Survey.

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Note that they changed again from an old website to a new one, so old links may no longer work, and new versions of former content may no longer be available.  The links below have not yet been updated for such changes since this content was originally published.  Refer to the above website.

Contact : 

Phyllis M. Owens, CEcD


Phone :  (910)484-4242 ext. 246

Fax :      (910)483-0263


email     Phyllis Owens


Note :  CEcD is the economic development professional certification of IEDC


Geographic area served  - see also Mid-Atlantic regional maps for a larger perspective, and the local area maps on their website.  The 100 mile radius map below is for convenience to visualize the scale and nearby cities of the region.



Ad Recall : Recent Fayetteville NC ads

Fayetteville, North Carolina is in Cumberland County along the Interstate 95 corridor. 

See also : Google Local map and business search for the Fayetteville, NC 28302 area.

A GIS mapping application for Cumberland County is under development

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Fayetteville NC has long been seen as the home of the 82nd Airborne and 18th Airborne Corp and not as the industrialized county that it is.  See additional comments below.

Highlights of recent developments of interest to investors
  •  Lear Siegler has leased the Vic West Building and will hire 75 mechanics
  •  DAK Americas will invest $2.28 million at existing facilities in Cedar Creek to construct an inter-modal facility and extend rail lines.  The facility will be available for use by other industries.
  •  South River Electric Membership Co-op is completing a new $3.2 million, 25,000 sq. ft. call center to open in spring 2005.
  •  Nitta Gelatin will invest $26 million in a new biotech operation
  •  Kelly Springfield, the county's largest employer, is investing $51.9 million in a new tire line and warehouse expansion
  •  Lear Siegler has leased the 60,000 sq. ft. Cutler Hammer Building, creating 300 jobs paying in excess of $45,000 per year
  •  Downtown Development - three major projects to add housing, retail space, parking and a new park
Suggestions of other information sources about the area
  •  Available sites and buildings in the Fayetteville area - list of PDF fact sheets
    • 125,048 sq ft industrial / warehouse building - Cumberland Industrial Center
      • Print flyer : (Adobe .pdf)  with property summary
      • Can expand to 375.000 sq ft - see site plan and map of the area
      • New shell, completed May 2002, served by three I-95 exits
      • Convenient location for eastern US distribution, logistics operations
      • 27' center, 24' eave heights = high eaves for equipment, storage
      • other greenfield sites from 6 to 168 acres available - $25,000 per acre
      • Prior site use - agricultural and woodlands - greenfield, not industrial
    • Cedar Creek Business Center
      • 5 to 33 acre greenfield sites near Interstate 95 (1.2 miles away)
      • A North Carolina "Certified Site" in a State Development Zone (SDC)
      • This offers additional state tax credits for job creation and training
  •  Demographic and workforce information is available on their website
  •  A list of major local employers is available on their website.   We have also listed a few examples of major companies in this region of North Carolina

The state has funded a Military Business Center in Fayetteville to assist companies interested in gaining contracts for Department of Defense work.

Competitive advantages of the area for potential investors
  •  Available labor pool of quality applicants
  •  Excellent educational institutions in the area
  •  Nearly 8,000 ex-military personnel seeking local employment opportunities
  •  Central location along the eastern seaboard
  •  Infrastructure for industrial needs
Scope of investment support services offered

The Fayetteville Area Economic Development Corporation, an affiliate of the Cumberland County Business Council, works in partnership with Cumberland County, the City of Fayetteville, and The Public Works Commission to provide a company with the financial tools needed to establish and operate a profitable business in the area.

Other organizations supporting direct investment in the area


North Carolina Department of Commerce


North Carolina's Southeast Region


Cumberland County Business Council


Additional links to related sites are available on their website

Infrastructure : utilities

Railroads : CSX, Norfolk Southern and Aberdeen & Rockfish serve this area, but service may not be readily available directly to some of the new industrial park sites.  An inter-modal facility with rail service is being developed by Dak Americas at Cedar Creek.

The Aberdeen & Rockfish website highlights some available industrial sites which it serves.

Additional comments

"The military is an important part of who Cumberland County is and why we offer our industries skilled and hard working employees, ex-military members choosing to stay in the area.

We embrace the military and work to improve communications and create an environment for cooperation and collaboration.  Now working with companies such as ITT, AMC, Lear Siegler, Raytheon and others, the community is seeing more job growth.

These companies have typically employed civilians and recently parted military members within the post environment, but space available is in short supply.  We are now aiding these companies as they move off post and create jobs in industrial park settings.

Fayetteville, NC is one of the most diverse communities in the world, and our melting pot offers unique opportunities to those who understand the real benefits of our truly patriotic, home town community."

Relationship Disclosure, Date information provided


Replied to the GUIDE Network Survey December 22, 2004

Updated November 5, 2005 for new website links.

GUIDE Area Profile for additional information

GUIDE Biographic Profile about the contact - none at this time.

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