is ranked 6th largest city and the 4th largest metropolitan area
in the state of North Carolina.
Bragg and Pope Air Force Base are home to about 50,000 military
Bragg and Pope Air Force Base also employ approximately 10,000
civilians on the installation.
County also includes the Falcon, Godwin, Hope Mills, Linden, Spring
Lake, Stedman, and Wade communities.
employees and dependents are brought in on an annual basis to
Ft. Bragg, with an impact on Cumberland County of $4 billion annually,
making it one of the best retail markets in the country.
has a low unemployment rate of 4.5%, and has a large amount of
trained professionals in the area.
industries already in the Cumberland County area are: Kelly Springfield
Tire Co, Fayetteville's largest single civilian employer with
approximately 3,000 employees and has the distinction of being
the largest radial tire-manufacturing plant under one roof in
the world; DuPont, which manufactures Polyvinyl Butyral sheeting,
Dymetrol Strapping and Nafliaon; Purolator, Inc manufacturing
automobile filters; Cutler Hammer, manufacturing motor controls;
Cargil, growing and distributing soybeans; WalMart distribution
center employing 600 persons; and several other major corporations
such as ICI Americas Inc, Monsanto, Wellman (Fiber Division),
is only 2 hours west of the Atlantic Ocean and a 4 hour drive
east of the Blue Ridge Mountains, both offering many forms of
entertainment and activities year round.
excellent climate allows for outdoor activities such as boating,
swimming, canoeing, camping, and rafting 6-8 months a year.
Crown Coliseum is the centerpiece for entertainment, sporting
events, and special events. It's seating capacity of 13,500 brings
in a wide variety of entertainment for the community.
has a very large number of restaurants, shopping centers, and
an hour's drive of Fayetteville are more than 20 golf courses
with some being the best in the country.