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City of Fayetteville Hires Business Development Manager


The City of Fayetteville has hired a new business development manager for its Department of Economic Vitality.

Chung Tan has been tapped to serve as business development manager, where she will oversee Fayetteville’s efforts to recruit retail businesses, restaurants and other developments.

Her first day on staff was Monday, July 15.

“I am very excited for Chung to join the City of Fayetteville; having her full-time focus and expertise is going to take our commercial real estate efforts to a whole new level,” said Devin Howland, Director of Economic Vitality for the City of Fayetteville. “Chung has a proven track record of success on countless economic development projects. We know she will provide the same expert level of customer service to any retailer or restaurant looking to open or expand in Fayetteville. We receive a lot of requests from residents asking for specific types of restaurants and retailers. This position is dedicated to recruiting new businesses to our City. With Chung working in this position, we aren’t going to hope they come. She will bring them.”

She brings more than 19 years of business development experience to the position. Most recently, she served as the Fayetteville Chamber of Commerce’s chief economic development officer from September 2009 to the present. She was formerly an economic development professional in Monterey Park, Calif., according to her LinkedIn profile.

She also is a Certified Economic Developer (CEcD) and an Economic Development Finance Professional (EDFP), designations that are managed through the International Economic Development Council and the National Development Council, respectively.

“Fayetteville’s sense of place and high quality of life are just two of the many factors that make this community special. I’m looking forward to engaging with businesses that will contribute to our growing city,” said Chung.

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Image courtesy of the Fayetteville Chamber of Commerce

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