Outreach Centers

The business outreach centers are here for you to help you out

  • with finding your career path
  • with helping to develop your business idea
  • in providing you guidance to help your business thrive
  • by providing information about different industries and resources

and work with local, state-wide, and national leading organization to get you on the right track. Explore our Outreach Centers and contact us.

Center for Entrepreneurship

Located in the Broadwell College of Business and Economics of Fayetteville State University, the Entrepreneurship Initiative is on the move. It is working to become a national hub for minority entrepreneurship and be a leader in entrepreneurship and innovation training.

Find more information about the Center for Entrepreneurship, along with the information on the activities of the center, as Youth Entrepreneurship Conference, Bronco Idea Challenge etc. on the Center for Entrepreneurship website.

Center for Economic Education
The Need for Economic Education

"There is a huge difference between the public's awareness of political facts and its understanding of business facts. Some 35% qualify as well-informed about politics. Only 3% are well-informed about business and economics."

Paul Volcker, Former Chairman of Federal Reserve Board.

The declared mission of the Center for Economic Education is to institute a broad based community education program to promote economic literacy primarily in Southeastern region of North Carolina. The Center marshals resources of the University and local community to (a) identify economics education needs in public schools; (b) conduct productive and meaningful programs to fill those needs; and (c) provide leadership, guidance, consultation and economic education resource materials.

Find more information on Center for Economic Education

Economic Development Administration (EDA) University Center

The EDA University Center for Economic Development at FSU was established with a grant from the U.S. Economic Development Administration to help accelerate regional business expansion. The mission of the Center is to link businesses with the resources, market information, and financing that will enable them to effectively introduce new products, win new contracts, improve efficiency, and grow successfully. Housed at the School of Business and Economics, the Center is a repository of information, focused particularly on supporting businesses related to defense, agriculture, and energy.

You can find additional resources and more information on EDA University Center

Construction Resource Office

In collaboration with the North Carolina Institute of Minority Economic Development, the Construction Resource Office at Fayetteville State University offer services and support to help small, minority, veteran, and women-owned businesses identify and compete for construction-related projects. 

Find more information about our new office on the Construction Resource Office website.

Small Business & Technology Development Center (SBTDC)

Making Your Business Better

The SBTDC's Fayetteville State University office is committed to helping make your business better. Our team of experienced business professionals is here to help your small & mid-size business:

  • Make better, more informed decisions
  • Access sources of capital and financing
  • Evaluate and improve your financial performance
  • Obtain quality business and market information
  • Improve leadership skills and employee performance
  • Plan for a better future

Your Local SBTDC

Counties Served: Bladen, Cumberland, Harnett, Hoke, Moore, Richmond, Sampson and Scotland. If this office is not close to your business location, please visit our Locations page to find an office near you.

Veteran's Business Outreach Center (VBOC)

The Veterans Business Outreach Center (VBOC) Program is designed to provide entrepreneurial development services such as business training, counseling and resource partner referrals to transitioning service members, veterans, National Guard & Reserve members and military spouses interested in starting or growing a small business.

The VBOC at Fayetteville State University serves Kentucky, North Carolina, and South Carolina. If you are looking for a SBA partner in a different region please visit the Office of Veterans Business Development on the SBA.Resources We Offer:

  • Business Planning Guides
  • Pamphlets & Brochures
  • Marketing Assistance
  • Workshops & Seminars
  • Training Guides

For additional information, please visit VBOC