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Fayetteville downtown business association in the works, A&P Commission to kickstart creation

City Council Member Sarah Bunch (right) speaks to Experience Fayetteville CEO Molly Rawn and A&P Commission chair Todd Martin alongside City Council Member Mark Kinion (left) during the Advertising and Promotion Commission’s regular meeting on Monday.

Photo: Todd Gill, Fayetteville Flyer

Fayetteville could soon have an official business association that advocates for the entire downtown area for the first time in 13 years.

The Advertising and Promotion Commission on Monday voted unanimously to create a director of downtown initiatives position and to allocate $100,000 to the effort.

The new hire will begin as an employee of the city’s tourism bureau, Experience Fayetteville, and will eventually transition to being an employee of the independent organization and report to its board of directors, said Molly Rawn, CEO of Experience Fayetteville and executive director of the commission.

The city had a previous downtown…

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