Our mission is to promote economic development in the City of Fayetteville and the Murchison Road corridor by providing nurturing to entrepreneurs and business assistance in the growth and development of small business concerns. The Fayetteville Business Center will endeavor to promote a healthy entrepreneurial spirit for the growth and economic renewal of our community.
The incubation process begins with an analysis of what a company needs and ends with that company “graduating” to become solid and independent. In between, the company receives tailor-made services that point it toward success.
The aim of the incubator is to give these new entrepreneurs the help they need. Client companies obtain such services as hands-on help forming a business team, access to financing, flexible space in which to grow, legal, marketing, and fiscal advice, and seminars on special topics.
The Fayetteville Business Center offers various seminars/workshops for individuals seeking information and training to start and grow their business. The seminars target residents business located in the low-income areas of the city. Over the last few years the Fayetteville Business Center has expanded its support services to provide more outreach for groups with high unemployment rates. This includes recently separated military and the formally incarcerated. The business center also provides resume/job search support.
One of the goals of the Fayetteville Business Center is to strengthen the partnership between the center and FSU's School of Business and Economics. The University Center Economics Development Grant funded by the Economic Development Administration represents a unique opportunity to make a significant difference in the long distressed economy of southeast North Carolina and strengthen our partnership with the SBE. The University Center of Economic Development will be housed at the Center. The primary focus will be to accelerate business expansion in regional innovation clusters by proactively linking existing firms with the knowledge, resources, and technical assistance that will enable them to effectively introduce new products, win new contracts, improve efficiency, and create high paying jobs.