Economic and Business Development

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Upcoming Events

Business Organization and Record keeping: Topics covered: The importance of record keeping; what you should keep and how long; Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2017 6-8 p.m.; FTCC, Center for Business & Industry Building

Recovering From Natural Disasters: What Your Small Business Really Should Know (Information Session); Thursday, Feb. 17 | 5:30-8:30 p.m.; FTCC Tony Rand Student Center

How To Connect Your Small Business With Large Corporate Buyers: As a small business owner learn how to take advantage of the IBM Supplier Connection; a free web-based tool that enables small business to connect and gain access to the procurement process of larger organization. It enables collaboration between small or diverse businesses and the supply chains of Fortune 500 corporations, mid-market firms, and other enterprises; Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017 from 10-11 a.m. or 2-3 p.m.; FTCC, Center for Business & Industry Building

Setting Up Google Tools For Your Business: This hands on approach workshop will allow you to set up a basic Google account and learn the variety of tools and apps offered by Google to set up a website, phone system, email, video chat, document storage, customer relations management system etc.; Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017 from 6-8 p.m.; Center for Business & Industry Building.

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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
Palenick, JamesEconomic and Business Development DirectorEconomic & Business Development(910) 433-1304
Rivera, ThaliaAdministrative AssistantEconomic & Business Development(910) 433-1264