The mission and purpose of the FLCIDB are to foster the growth of jobs and investment opportunities throughout Lincoln County and the city of Fayetteville. Co-funded by the county and city governments, the Board consists of seven members whose activities are coordinated by its Executive Director.
The FLCIDB works in close concert with state, federal, and local authorities to bring a united recruitment front to all potential projects, and negotiates with its partners to provide significant incentives for expansion, establishment, and relocation of businesses within Lincoln County.
The FLCIDB also maintains an important commitment to the area's existing industry, facilitating quarterly plant managers' meetings, sponsoring an annual Industry Appreciation Month, and other community-building activities.

The IDB work session is held at 7:00 AM and the general meeting of the board on the 3rd Monday of each month at 7:30 AM at:
Due to COVID-19, meetings will temporarily be held electronically or at other locations until further notice. 
When in-person meetings resume, it will be held at:
Motlow College
Room 109- IDB Board Room
16 Franke Blvd
Fayetteville, TN
Phone: 931-433-0607

2020 Meeting Dates
*Monday, January 27, 2020
*Monday, February 24, 2020
Monday, March 16, 2020
Monday, April 20, 2020
*Tuesday, May 26, 2020
Monday, June 15, 2020
Monday, July 20, 2020
Monday, August 17, 2020
Monday, September 21, 2020
Monday, October 19, 2020
Monday, November 16, 2020
Board Meeting 7:30 am
Hampton Inn Conference Room
110 Redstone Dr.
Fayetteville, TN 37334
Monday, December 21, 2020
*Date moved from 3rd Monday

Board of Directors

   • Michael Dempsey, Chairman - Term expires 2023
   • Jack Marsh - Term expires 2021 (swing seat)
   • Will Thomas - Term expires 2025
   • Rick Head - Term expires 2025
   • Eric Reynolds, Vice Chairman - Term expires 2023
   • Bonnie Hereford, Secretary/Treasurer - Term expires 2021
   • Thuston A. Britt - Term expires 2025
   • Michael Whisenant, City Mayor
   • Bill Newman, County Mayor


Elaine Middleton, Executive Director
Office: 931-433-0607
Cell: 931-993-6141
Fax: 931-433-8577

Emmylou Porter, Administrative Assistant
Office: 931-433-0607
Fax: 931-433-8577