Past Events

View past meetings related to the Economic Recovery Framework, as well as links related to meetings including agendas, public input results, questionnaires and responses and meeting video recordings.

Steering Committee Kick-Off Meeting with Mayor Jordan

On Monday, May 3, 2021, at 5:30 PM CST, the Kick-Off Meeting for the Economic Recovery and Vitality Plan was held via Zoom. The meeting lasted approximately two hours. 

African American Advisory Council

The Department of Economic Vitality met with the African American Advisory Council and its Economic Development Committee on Monday, May 10, 2021.

Small Business Resiliency Task Force

On Thursday, May 13, 2021, the Small Business Resiliency Task Force convened to set draft goals for the "Small Business Growth, Support and Retention" focus area of the plan. The goals are being sent to the Steering Committee for their review on Monday, May 24, 2021. 

Fayetteville Art's Council, Wednesday

The Department of Economic Vitality met with the Fayetteville Art's Council during their regularly scheduled meeting on Wednesday, May 19, 2021. 

Steering Committee Meeting 2

The Economic Recovery and Vitality Steering Committee convened on May 24, 2021, to discuss the Small Business Development, Growth and Retention section of the plan. The Committee also discussed possible uses of the American Rescue Plan Funds. 

Workforce Development Focus Group 1

Focus Group 1 for the Workforce Development section of the plan was held on June 3rd, 2021. The group was composed of 6 members of the community and two City staff representatives. Additional focus groups for Workforce Development are currently being planned. If you'd like to participate in a focus group on Workforce Development, please contact Chung Tan, Deputy Director of Economic Vitality.

Steering Committee Meeting 3

The Economic Recovery and Vitality Steering Committee convened on June 14, 2021, to discuss the Workforce Development and Economic Mobility section of the plan. Focus groups for Workforce Development are currently being conducted.

Workforce Development Focus Group 2

Focus Group 2 for the Workforce Development section of the plan was held on June 15th, 2021. 

Fayetteville Art's Council

The Department of Economic Vitality met with the Fayetteville Art's Council during their regularly scheduled meeting on Wednesday, June 15, 2021.

Workforce Development Focus Group 3

Focus Group 3 for the Workforce Development section of the plan was held on June 16, 2021. 

Workforce Development Focus Groups 4

The final focus group for workforce development was held on June 29, 2021.

Steering Committee Meeting 4

The Economic Recovery and Vitality Steering Committee convened on July 12, 2021, to discuss Growth Concept Oriented Development. Focus group sessions for this section of the plan are currently being conducted. 

Information Technology Talent Development Subcommittee, Kick-Off Meeting

The Information Technology Development Subcommittee convened on July 19, 2021. This focus group was formed given the huge need of this sector, but also in recognition of the opportunity, this sector provides for high-wage employment opportunities. 

Small Business Focus Groups 

A series of focus groups with small business owners were held during the weeks of July 12th and July 19th. Focus groups for the small business section of the plan concluded on July 22nd. In total, over eight focus group sessions on the topic were held. 

Growth Concept Oriented Development Subcommittee, Kick-Off Meeting 

The Growth Concept Oriented Development Subcommittee convened on July 22, 2021. This subcommittee was formed to help guide the direction of this section of the plan. 

Economic and Labor Analysis published for Fayetteville Residents Review

The Economic and Labor Analysis (Appendix II) was published the week of July 19, 2021. View the Economic and Labor Analysis report.

CDBG In the Park

The Department of Economic Vitality attended CDBG in the Park on July 30, 2021. This session focused on gathering public input for various parts of the plan. 

Fayetteville Farmers Market

On August 21, 2021, the Department of Economic Vitality will be joining the Fayetteville Chamber of Commerce on Saturday, August 21st at the Fayetteville Farmers Market. Stop by the booth to view the draft goals and strategies developed thus far, provide your input and guidance on the plan's development and learn about the new plan. 

First Thursday

The Department of Economic Vitality hosted a pop-up public input session at First Thursday on September 2, 2021 at 5:30 p.m.

Economic Mobility for Populations Who Face Barriers Subcommittee, Kick-Off

The Economic Mobility for Populations who Face Barriers Subcommittee convened for the first time on September 10, 2021. 

Economic Mobility for Populations Who Face Barriers Subcommittee, Meeting Two

The Economic Mobility for Populations who Face Barriers Subcommittee convened for the second time on September 22, 2021.

Public Input Session, Hispanic Heritage Festival

The Department of Economic Vitality hosted a public input session during the 2021 Hispanic Heritage Festival on Sunday, September 26th, 2021. 

Hospitality and Accommodation Recovery Subcommittee (Meeting Two)

The Hospitality and Accommodation Recovery Subcommittee convened on November 1, 2021. 

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