The Fayetteville-Lincoln County Industrial Development Board (FLCIDB) is committed to fostering the growth of jobs and investment opportunities throughout Lincoln County and the City of Fayetteville. The Board in jointly funded by the county and city governments, the Board consists of seven members whose activities are coordinated by the executive director.

The FLCIDB coordinates closely with its state, federal, and local partners on its recruitment efforts and potential projects, and negotiates with its partners to provide significant incentives for expansion, establishment, and relocation of businesses within Lincoln County.

In addition, the FLCIDB is committed to the area’s existing industry, facilitating quarterly plant managers’ meetings, sponsoring an annual Industry Appreciation Month, and other community-building activities.

Contact us today to see how we can help your business.

Elaine Middleton
Executive Director
Office: 931-433-0607
Cell: 931-205-2725

Emmylou Porter
Administrative Assistant
Office: 931-433-0607
Cell: 931-227-8413

Board Of Directors


  • Michael Dempsey Chairman - Term expires 2023
  • Will Thomas Term expires 2025
  • Rick Head Term expires 2025


  • Eric Reynolds Vice Chairman - Term expires 2023
  • Thuston A. Britt Secretary/Treasurer - Term expires 2025
  • Micky Lawson Term expires 2027 (swing seat)
  • Lucy Williams Term expires 2027


  • Michael Whisenant City Mayor
  • Bill Newman County Mayor

Board Meetings

The FLCIDB is governed by a board of directors that meets on the third Monday of every month at 7:30 am.

These meetings are held at:

Motlow College

Room 109- IDB Boardroom
16 Franke Boulevard, Fayetteville, TN
Phone: 931-433-0607

2022 Meeting Dates

Tuesday, January 18, 2022
Tuesday, February 22, 2022
Monday, March 21, 2022
Monday, April 18, 2022
Monday, May 16, 2022
Monday, June 27, 2022
Monday, July 25, 2022
Monday, August 15, 2022
Monday, September 19, 2022
Monday, October 17, 2022
Monday, November 21, 2022
Monday, December 19, 2022