Advanced Computer Learning Company, which provides instructor-led e-training and educational software programs, is expanding its Fayetteville headquarters and creating 75 new jobs in Cumberland County.
ACLC will add a variety of jobs, with an average salary of $58,400. The county’s average annual wage is $32,377.
“Preparing people for the jobs of the future requires innovative solutions and smart use of technology,” North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper said. “ACLC is committed to this work, and we welcome their expansion with 75 new, quality jobs here in North Carolina.”
ACLC, which considered locations in several states for the expansion, provides customized online and mobile learning programs, foreign language support services, IT programming, staffing and training, and management and operations support. ACLC clients include U.S. Army Special Operations Command and the U.S. Army Forces Command.
“ACLC chose to expand in Fayetteville because of the nearby military bases and because the community has supported their growth thus far,” North Carolina Commerce Secretary Anthony M. Copeland said.
ACLC will invest $612,810 in its expansion in Fayetteville, which will include upgrading and expanding its current offices to accommodate additional employees and infrastructure. ACLC will add state-of-the-art production and virtual reality studios, a recording studio sound room, and enhanced broadband infrastructure to support custom computer programming training and education support services. ACLC will also upgrade facilities to improve competitiveness for military contracts.
A performance-based grant of $150,000 from the One North Carolina Fund will help support ACLC’s expansion. The fund provides financial assistance to local governments to help attract economic investment and new jobs. Companies receive no money upfront and must meet job creation and capital investment targets to receive payment. All One NC grants require a matching grant from local governments.
“ACLC is thrilled to work with the state of North Carolina on this project,” said Chief Executive Office Jack Zeigler. “We look forward to bringing these new jobs to our community and are thankful for the opportunities this grant provides.”
Tim Ivey, director of regional operations for the Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina, supported this project in partnership with the state Department of Commerce, state General Assembly, the North Carolina Community College System, Cumberland County, the City of Fayetteville and Fayetteville Cumberland County Economic Development Corporation.