Economic and Business Development

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Upcoming Events

Hire Fayetteville First LOCAL Government Contracting Series

April 11, 2017 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Looking for an opportunity to contract with the City of Fayetteville and PWC? Looking to meet the purchasing department staff so when we start construction of a BASEBALL STADIUM and PARKS & REC projects you know the correct offices to contact and already have a vendor app on file! Make sure your business is ready to contract BEFORE you start bidding. The class is located inside PWC, 955 Old Wilmington Rd, Fayetteville, NC 28301. 

Planting the CEED Basics of Business Growth

April 19, 2017 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Cliffdale Regional Branch Library 6882 Cliffdale Rd, Fayetteville, NC 28314 

Crowdfunding & Small Business

April 20, 2017 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM There have been recent changes in federal and state law that make it easier for small businesses to raise investment capital/ funding from average investors.Learn strategies in a class to help your small business decide if crowdfunding is for you or not! What we will cover: How do you account for this investment? Where do you start? PROS & CONS What other options are there to fund your business venture?

Creative Marketing Ideas for Small Businesses

April 25, 2017 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Cliffdale Regional Branch Library

We will highlight creative ideas that even the newest business owner can do without too much headache.  From Event marketing to social marketing to word of mouth….how to get your business in front of new customers.

Personal Budgeting

April 27, 2017 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Owning a business is all about the numbers.Do you have a goal before your start your business? Join us for an informational class with a financial professional and learn techniques that will help you through your business life and personal life.

Orientation Business 101

May 2, 2017 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM 

 Want to start a business? Don’t know where to begin? Join us and learn about what services we provide that assist small business owners in different phases of business development.

Please contact Shannon Loper by phone 910.323.3377 ext 25 or email sloper@ncceed.org


To cultivate and foster the development of a vibrant city that has a strong, diverse and viable local economy for Fayetteville's residents, businesses and visitors. The City of Fayetteville recognized that Economic Development at its core is about building, enhancing and sustaining a community which values and invests in its human, physical, cultural, social and financial capital. The mission of Economic and Business Development is attracting and supporting private investments; increasing employment opportunities; wages and personal income and supporting existing as well as attracting new high quality retail, commercial and industrial enterprises throughout the City, with a particular emphasis on redeveloping under performing corridors and catalyst sites. To do so, we must further expand our local incentives portfolio, assist a diversity of business interests with a wide range of needs, and continue to work with our partners in order to bring about a higher level of prosperity, job growth and expanded economic and entrepreneurial development opportunities throughout the City of Fayetteville. 

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Do You Want to Open a Business?

The City of Fayetteville’s Economic & Business Development Department provides access to commercial site and building inventories to ensure the correct location for your business.

Do You Want to Expand Your Business?

We connect you to capital access and assist with the regulatory process to help businesses expand and grow.

Do You Want to Know More About Opportunities?

A strong sense of community, an experienced workforce, and many locations make possibilities endless.

Monroe, SusanMarketing and Business Development ManagerEconomic & Business Development(910) 433-1321
Rivera, ThaliaAdministrative AssistantEconomic & Business Development(910) 433-1264