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 is 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


  • Will Thomas Chairman - Term expires 2025
  • Rick Head Vice Chairman - Term expires 2025
  • Mike Layne Term expires 2029


  • Thuston A. Britt Secretary/Treasurer - Term expires 2025
  • Edwin McAlister Term expires 2027 (swing seat)
  • Lucy Williams Term expires 2027
  • Dale Pierce Term expires 2029


  • Donna Hartman 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. A work session will be held at 7:00 AM in advance of each meeting, and the board meeting will commence immediately upon the conclusion of the work session.

These meetings are held at:

Motlow College

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

2024 Meeting Dates

Monday, January 29, 2024
Monday, February 26, 2024
Monday, March 18, 2024
Monday, April 15, 2024
Monday, May 20, 2024
Monday, June 17, 2024
Monday, July 15, 2024
Monday, August 19, 2024
Monday, September 16, 2024
Monday, October 21, 2024
Monday, November 18, 2024
Monday, December 16, 2024