Economic Development


406 Craven Street
New Bern, NC 28560
Director: Timothy S. Downs
Phone: (252) 633-5300

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Timothy S. Downs is the Director of Economic Development for Craven County. Prior to Craven County, Timothy spent five years as Deputy Director of the Office of Economic Development for the City of Dayton, Ohio. Timothy is also an attorney licensed in the State of North Carolina and Ohio. Timothy received his law degree from Thomas M. Cooley Law School in Lansing, Michigan. Before law school, Timothy was a teacher in science and math. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Zoology from North Carolina State University.

View the County's Comprehensive Economic Development Strategic Plan adopted in 2013



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