The long-faded American textile manufacturing industry is making a comeback, industry experts say, and Cumberland County may benefit from that growth with a new factory that is expected to employ at least 300 people.

An American clothing manufacturer plans to build a cut-and-sew factory in the Southeast and have it operating roughly eight to nine months from now, said Robert Van Geons, the president and CEO of the Fayetteville Cumberland County Economic Development Corp. A cut-and-sew factory assembles fabric into clothing. READ MORE


Textile jobs survey

An online survey is being conducted to help a clothing maker decide whether to build a new factory, with more than 300 jobs, in the Fayetteville area or somewhere else.

Visit to fill it out and submit your contact information to be notified if the jobs become available.