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Booz Allen to add hundreds of jobs in Fayetteville

Posted February 11, 2010

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— Defense contractor Booz Allen Hamilton plans to expand its operations in Fayetteville, officials said Thursday.

The Virginia-based firm, which is currently working with the U.S. Army on consolidation of forces at Fort Bragg and the additional resources and forces that will be based in Cumberland County, said it would increase its employees in Fayetteville from 30 to 300.

“Our firm had the option of locating literally anywhere to support our work with FORSCOM and USARC,” said William Butler, a Booz Allen executive who is directing the expansion, referring to the Army commands involved in the Fort Bragg restructuring.

“We chose Fayetteville and Cumberland County for two reasons. One (is) the community worked hard to assist us in our search for a viable location, and also we found that the community’s economic development partnership with the city and county allowed for a seamless process by which to make our decision,” Butler said in a statement.

The company offers consulting services for strategy, operations, organization, cyber security, information technology, systems engineering and program management.

The expanded offices are scheduled to open in June in a former Wachovia Bank building at the intersection of All American Freeway, Morganton and Sycamore Dairy Roads.

Booz Allen operates 80 offices across the U.S. Locations outside of the Fayetteville area were considered for the expanded operation, the company said.

“Booz Allen Hamilton represents the pinnacle of firms that we are positioned to welcome to our growing community,” Dan Dederick, chairman of the Cumberland County Chamber of Commerce, said in a statement. “This announcement marks the culmination of months of effort to ensure that the firm has a strong platform by which to continue its work on behalf of the U.S. military and other clients.”

“North Carolina continues to be a growing force when it comes to attracting jobs in the defense, homeland security, and aerospace sectors," Gov. Beverly Perdue said in a statement. "Today’s announcement shows why the Cumberland County region is a hub of economic activity with the relocation of FORSCOM and USARC, and these 300 jobs are a perfect fit.”

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  • jsnichol Feb 11, 2010

    I'm from Fayetteville living in Raleigh now, and I would love to go back! Fayetteville has better people, the greatest Mexican food. I love when people from Raleigh try to talk down about other places. They have some mentality they come from money because their dad is in middle management and makes 100K. LOL they drive a 1996 Land Rover and think it is a Range Rover. .

  • hellacopters00 Feb 11, 2010

    If BRAC is going to relocate that many people, I dare say that Fayetteville is going to benefit tremendously in many ways.

  • praise1g1 Feb 11, 2010

    I grew up in the Fayetteville area as well and now live in Raleigh. As far as saftey goes, every place (including Raleigh and Cary) have undesirable areas. It is just as safe as anywhere else. If you've not lived there and are only commenting based on the NEWS, then I won't count your opinion as much! In the pass there has not been a whole lot to do there but from what I'm hearing from friends and family who still live there, it is growing a lot. I'm glad someone has decided to bring job opportunities to the area.

  • Nunya123 Feb 11, 2010

    kbo80 - innocent people? Everyone that lives there was convicted and sentenced to live there? Wow, didn't know that.

  • NCStatePack Feb 11, 2010

    It's not that fayetteville is any worse for crime or anything, it just sucks a lot more than say, raleigh.

  • CampbellGrad Feb 11, 2010

    Well as long as you have an intelligent reason then I guess you must be right.

  • kbo80 Feb 11, 2010

    Because Fayetteville is trash and needs to work on developing the attraction of the area before they bring these innocent people into this area. That's why!

  • CampbellGrad Feb 11, 2010

    kbo80,

    I grew up in Fayetteville, am retired from the Army and work at the base hospital. I do not understand why folks that do not live around here are basing their opinions on the way things use to be in Fayetteville. I have lived in Fuquay, Angier, Wake County and see no more crime in Fayetteville then I did in any of the other places.

  • CampbellGrad Feb 11, 2010

    BRAC is the Base Realignment Act which is a government plan on closing and consolidating military bases. This plan will bring about 25000 more folks to the Fayetteville/Fort Bragg area

  • hellacopters00 Feb 11, 2010

    This is good news! kbo80, do you have any idea what BRAC is?

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