Business Resources During COVID-19

Mar 19, 2020 | Blog Posts

While concern for safety, job security, and schooling increase, FCEDC wants to ensure Cumberland County residents are aware of the community’s efforts surrounding COVID-19. Below, you’ll find business relief resources, potential job opportunities, and information on how our community is taking action during this time of uncertainty. Stay connected during other county and state happenings by following our team on Twitter, LinkedIn, and Facebook.


Economic Impact Survey:
In March 2020, a group of community partners, known as FC Comeback Team, released a survey to collect economic data during COVID-19 on Cumberland County’s business community. A second survey has been released to inform the team of the progress and recovery efforts for a variety of business sectors.


Below is the latest survey report that the FC Comeback Team released in March.

The Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina distributed business-relief information for industries that are struggling as COVID-19 spreads. Below, you will find resources that may be helpful to you if your business is experiencing any losses during this time.

Supply Chain Disruptions:

Small Business Information and Funding Resources:

The North Carolina Small Business Administration has disaster assistance loans available for owners that are economically struggling during COVID-19. To learn more and apply, call Business Link North Carolina (BLNC) at 1-800-228-8443. You can also find Cumberland County and City of Fayetteville loan assistance programs below.

Business Counseling Services:

Unemployment Insurance Claims:

Other Government Resources:

Other Community Resources:

Displaced Employees:

We understand the stress of unemployment due to times in crisis. To learn about applying for unemployment benefits, please visit the Cool Spring Downtown District page.

For displaced employees in the food industry due to COVID-19, many restaurants are staying open for drive-thru services. Signing up for delivery services like Uber Eats, Postmates, DoorDash, and Grubhub are great options to stay employed within the community.

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