A major consulting firm is expanding in Fayetteville to be closer to its defense customers, and adding more than 250 jobs.
Booz Allen Hamilton, a Tysons Corner, Va.-based contractor, chose Fayetteville for the expansion to be closer to the U.S. Army Forces Command and Reserve Command. The company now employs about 30 people in the region and expects to expand to about 300 over time, said spokesman William Butler.
The news is the latest example of North Carolina's economy getting a boost from its deep military ties. Booz Allen began looking at possible sites 18 months ago and worked closely with the Fayetteville-Cumberland County Chamber of Commerce.
The company is planning a June event to officially open its new location, a former Wachovia building at the intersection of the All American Freeway, Morganton and Sycamore Dairy roads. Most of Booz Allen's business is contract work for the federal government.