City of Fayetteville Host Economic & Business Development Forum

Make plans to attend the city’s first “Economic & Business Development forum.”  The forum will feature panelist from across the city and region.  Local REALTOR® Dave Evans will represent the Fayetteville Regional Association of REALTORS® as a panel speaker.

You must register to attend.  Attendance is limited to the first 200 people.  Sign up details are below.


Economic & Business Development Forum Held Oct. 7 (memo from the city)
(Fayetteville, N.C.) — The City of Fayetteville’s Economic and Business Development Department is proud to announce a joint Economic & Business Development Forum with Fayetteville State University (FSU) on Wednesday, Oct. 7 on the campus of FSU at the Student Center Building. The free forum is titled “Small Business…..Growing Our Communities.”  The forum will feature a panel of speakers, as well as exhibitors from local, state and federal agencies/organizations.

Dr. Landis D. Faulcon will be Plenary Guest Speaker for the Opening Session. She is the Director of Economic Development for the City of Petersburg, Va. and most recently served as the Urban Redevelopment Corridor Manager for Charles County, Md. She was responsible for managing the county’s redevelopment efforts in the Waldorf Urban Corridor, in addition to working with county, state and federal agencies to promote redevelopment and transit services for Charles County.

Dr. Faulcon has more than 25 years of leadership experience in local government administration. Her work experience includes serving as a revitalization consultant for the City of Savannah, Ga., where she developed comprehensive revitalization strategies. Prior to her work in Savannah, Dr. Faulcon managed an organization created by the cities of Norfolk and Portsmouth, Va., administering a $100 million federal empowerment zone grant. This position afforded her the opportunity to lead revitalization and economic development initiatives in the most distressed areas of these cities.

Bradley Hicks will be guest speaker for the luncheon. He serves as the Deputy Director for the Office for Historically Underutilized Businesses. Bradley received his J. D. and MBA degrees from North Carolina Central University and a     B.S. in Finance from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. With the HUB Office, he is responsible for overseeing daily operations that include Statewide Uniform Certification (SWUC) programs, compliance/HUBSCO reporting and educational and training opportunities across the state of North Carolina, as well as providing strategy discussions regarding firms who desire to learn more about opportunities of doing business with state government. The HUB Office is also charged with collecting data and determining compliance with N.C. General Statutes regarding the utilization of businesses with minority, women and disadvantaged owners for state-funded projects.

The forum will cover topics to help small businesses in their development, growth and sustainability in a competitive business environment. Small businesses serve as the backbone to America’s economy.

To register to attend the Economic & Business Development Forum, please call 433-1264 or email [email protected]. Space is limited, so register early.

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Angie Hedgepeth, Government Affairs Director for the Association, attends all the local meetings each month, as well as NAR and NCAR meetings, and keeps members abreast of the multiple issues being addressed in local, state and national government. She prepares reports on the meetings she attends and they are included in the weekly "Government Affairs Update".