ACLC Announces Major Expansion in Downtown Fayetteville
ACLC (Advanced Computer Learning Company), a leader in training development and delivery, software programs, and technology systems integration, has announced that they are immediately moving forward on a major expansion and renovation project which will base its headquarters in Fayetteville and result in the creation of 75 full-time jobs and $612,810 in investment in the next three years.
Located at 208 Hay St. in Downtown Fayetteville, the custom computer programming service provider is an industry leader implementing state-of-the-art 3D game development, 3D simulation and e-learning course-ware, modern training solutions, and learning management systems. ACLC was founded in 2003 and currently employs a high percentage of veterans in our community.
In a press release this morning, Governor Roy Cooper said, “Preparing People for the jobs of the future requires innovative solutions and smart use of technology. ACLC is committed to this work, and we welcome their expansion with 75 new, quality jobs here in North Carolina.”
In addition to renovating their facility to accommodate their growing operations, the project will also include the development of green screen and virtual reality studios to support interactive multimedia instruction development projects, a recording studio sound room for the voice and sound effects, and enhanced fiber-optic internet access to support custom computer programming training and education support services.
To support this project, the City of Fayetteville endorsed the Company’s application for a Building Reuse and Restoration Grant through the NC Department of Commerce. The City also partnered with Cumberland County to match funds provided by the State through the One NC Grant Program. “We have been working hard to make it easier for businesses to do business in Fayetteville. This is another example of how the City and County are working together to bring good, high tech, and high paying jobs to Fayetteville”, said Fayetteville Mayor Nat Robertson.
The incentive grants approved by the County and City are performance-based, and will directly support the creation of these new jobs, with an estimated average salary of $58,400. “This is great news for Cumberland County. We are excited that ACLC is expanding operations, creating new jobs in the technology industry, and making Fayetteville home for their company headquarters,” said Glenn Adams, chairman of the Cumberland County Board of Commissioners.
Supporting the growth of this local employer was a collaborative effort with the State of North Carolina, The Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina (EDPNC), Cumberland County, the City of Fayetteville, the NC Community College System, Fayetteville Technical Community College (FTCC), and FCEDC working in partnership to encourage ACLC to base this large expansion in Fayetteville.
Commenting on this cooperation, Jack Rostetter, the Chairman of the FCEDC Board of Directors said, “I am so impressed with our State, County, and City Leadership, and the efforts of the FCEDC team. Their collaborative effort and support demonstrates how important business, commerce, and economic development is to our region and State. We expect more growth opportunities in the near future thanks to the positive and competitive environment we have strived to create in Fayetteville and Cumberland County.”
For more information about ACLC, visit www.goaclc.com.