The Center for Economic Empowerment & Development (CEED), formerly known as the Women’s Center of Fayetteville, was founded May 20th, 1990 as the result of the vision and determination of a small group of Fayetteville women who recognized the demand for a facility where the information on community services could be collected and distributed to our community. This group of women realized these services should complement each other, not compete with each other and that a network of these helping agencies was vital to our community.
From the initial start in 1990, we have grown as a non-profit organization with three programs; the CEED Business Center, the New Choices Program, and the Training Station. All the programs within CEED serve as a regional resource and advocacy center for women and families, enabling restoration of personal dignity through economic empowerment and development. We are dedicated to helping women and families help themselves and find their own strength to sucCEED!
MISSION: To promote the growth, productiveness and well-being through counseling, education, information, and advocacy programs. CEED works with other community agencies to achieve this goal, and has a solid history of helping women and families through our specialized programs. CEED delivers a $10 million per year impact to the Sandhills Region of North Carolina through programs and services such as the following:
Self Sufficiency & Housing
Business Center: SBA Women’s Business Center Program, Credit Counseling, Financial Literacy Training, and one-on-one Consulting
Small Business Loans: SBA ILP & CEED Microloans
Training Station: Coming soon; shared commercial kitchen space, pop-up restaurant, food truck commissary space and retail spots!
Individual Clients Served