Why Invest in Fayetteville?

Being Home to the World's Most Populous Military Base Comes with Many Strategic Advantages

Characterized by its business-friendly environment, Fayetteville is a place where new businesses are started, and existing ones are encouraged to grow. 

  • Geographic position – 6th largest city in NC by population
  • Substantial Medical Presence: Cape Fear Valley Health System + the VA Hospital System
  • Fayetteville is home to 2 Universities and 1 Technical college with over 18,000 students currently enrolled (including on-line)
  • Fayetteville State University – a strong HBCU with more than 6,200 students enrolled, 5,393 undergraduate and 833 graduate. 25% of the student body is comprised of active military, veterans or military families. #1 Nursing programs in NC and #2 in the Eastern United States
  • Fayetteville Technical Community College – FTCC serves more than 41,000 students annually by providing over 190 occupational, technical, general education and continuing education programs. It is the 4th largest community college in the state and boasts one of the largest continuing education departments. Active student enrollment is 9,695 of which 3,283 are online
  • Methodist University – a private university with more than 80 undergraduate majors and 4 graduate programs. It proudly has 2,300 students enrolled
  • Great Diversity, with 82+ Native Languages Spoken
  • Strategic Medical Presence: Cape Fear Valley Health System + The VA Hospital System
  • Home of the Airborne and Special Operations Forces and is often called “the center of the military universe”
  • The 82nd Airborne Division provides the Global Response Force
  • The U.S. Army Special Operations Command is headquartered in Fayetteville NC
  • Fort Bragg is the largest military installation in terms of population, Fort Bragg has approximately 53,300 troops and another 14,000 civilians work on the post
  • Fort Bragg has almost 10 percent of all army forces assigned to the installation. Virtually a city, the post supports a population of roughly 260,000 including military families, contractors, retirees and others
  • Fort Bragg is approximately 500 square miles and 163,000 acres and an annual budget that exceeds $300 billion
  • More than 7,000 soldiers exit Fort Bragg each year (2,500 are retirees)

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Fayetteville, North Carolina 28301
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