Economic Development Business Opportunities

For 55 years, NCEDA has provided a platform for interaction among practitioners, allies and technical experts. The organization strives to connect the diverse patchwork of economic development resources and support systems.  Now that tradition extends to our digital communications, where we help publicize RFPs and RFQs at the request of our members.

Please send any RFPs or RFQs to Liz ( These will be posted here and also promoted in our bi-weekly e-newsletter.


Town of Clayton – Old Town Hall

  • The Town of Clayton is looking for interested partners to submit design concepts and proposals for redevelopment and reuse of the Old Town Hall in Clayton. The Old Town Hall is located at 231 E. Second Street, Clayton, NC. This property sits in downtown Clayton, a fast-growing municipality ripe for development opportunity. The Town has a vision for its downtown as a regional center for artistic expression and a destination where people, businesses and the arts thrive. This project allows an opportunity for developers to renovate and adapt the existing building for reuse or to rebuild. The Old Town Hall was built in 1925. The building was integral and important to the Town of Clayton, housing municipal offices, the library, courthouse, fire department, police department, and even a small jail. The Old Town Hall served the Clayton community throughout most of the twentieth century. When the municipal offices were relocated, the building sat vacant. The approved development of this property may include renovation, new construction or a combination thereof. The potential opportunities range from business, office and commercial, to public space, to residential. Development proposal are due  May 20, 2022. Please see the RFP for further details regarding the project and submission requirements.


Southeastern Economic Development Commission – Request for Qualifications

  • In 2021, the Southeastern Economic Development Commission (SEDC), designated as the Economic Development District (EDD) for the twelve-county region, was awarded funding from the U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA) for a three-year Partnership Planning Investment. The primary project under this grant is to develop and implement the Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CED) for the EDD. The SEDC seeks proposals from qualified professionals skilled in research and development, data analysis, and comprehensive planning to assist the Commission staff in the update of the region’s five-year (December 2022 – 2027) CEDS using the framework provided by the EDA, which may lead to a contract to perform work to complete the CEDS Update. The CEDS update process will take place between April 2022 – December 2022 and will include disseminating a survey across the Commission’s 12-county region, holding county and/or subregion-specific stakeholder meetings, data collection and data analysis required for developing the final CEDS documents for presentation to EDA and regional stakeholders. The Commission’s region includes Bladen, Brunswick, Columbus, Cumberland, Harnett, Hoke, New Hanover, Pender, Richmond, Robeson, Sampson, and Scotland Counties.