Economic Vitality Contract Services
Contracts for Economic Development Services with the Fayetteville Chamber of Commerce and Startup Junkie Consulting to be considered by the Fayetteville City Council on February 2, 2021 at 5:30PM
On February 2, 2021 the Fayetteville City Council will consider renewal of both economic development consulting contracts. The contracts were originally adopted in 2016, renewed in 2018, and are up for their second renewal.
Both contracts include revisions which stemmed from collaborative work sessions between the Director of Economic Vitality and the current contract holders.
- Fayetteville Chamber of Commerce Two-Year Contract Services Report
- Startup Junkie Consulting Two-Year Contract Services Report
- Monthly reports for both economic development consulting contracts
- City of Fayetteville COVID-19 Economic Response Report
Questions and Public Comment
A zoom link to register to speak on these items during the public comment section will be available soon. To submit a comment to the City Clerk pertaining to these items: click here.
If you have a question about contract services please email Devin Howland the Director of Economic Vitality by clicking here.
Economic Development Services are managed by Devin Howland, Director of Economic Vitality for the City of Fayetteville. As the City's primary economic development arm, Economic Vitality serves as a liaison from the City to the contracted entities providing economic development services.
The Fayetteville First plan adopted by City Council in 2016 engaged more than 1,600 citizens and businesses to structure the City's economic future. Fayetteville First gives policy direction for the City to achieve its stated goals, along with an implementation plan as a roadmap. Establishing the economic delivery service model was identified as one of the first steps, and staff is following the adopted strategy of a three-pronged approach: 1) Contract Entrepreneurship and Innovation Strategies, 2) Contract Business Recruitment, Retention and Expansion Services, and 3) Create an internal Economic Development program to provide a city contact and to lead efforts in coordinating all efforts related to recruiting, retaining and supporting business, industry and startup efforts in the City.
The City executed contracts with Startup Junkie Consulting and the Fayetteville Chamber of Commerce to implement the Fayetteville First plan. The scope of work for each entity can be found in the contracts below. In 2018 the contracts were updated to align with the Department of Economic Vitality's four key focus areas; Business Retention and Recruitment, Workforce Development, Retail Recruitment, and Growth Concept Oriented Development.
Contract with Startup Junkie Consulting (Current)
Contract with the Fayetteville Chamber of Commerce (Current)
Contract with Startup Junkie Consulting (2016-2018)
Contract with Chamber of Commerce (2016-2018)