Economic Development


Welcome to Craven County! We hope that your visit to our site is informative and helpful in knowing our mission - to grow and sustain business in Craven County.

Our Department

Craven County Economic Development took on a new shape in 2014 when the private sector (Committee of 100) joined forces with the public sector (Craven County, Cities of New Bern and Havelock) to create a partnership called Craven 100 Alliance, where the four partners are now collaborating on long-term planning and setting the direction for economic development in Craven County.


To succeed our mission, listed here is the Five Year Strategic Initiative (2015-2019) that was developed to outline the goals for which we strive - to sustain existing industry and recruit new business, create employment opportunity through workforce development, and assist in small business and entrepreneurial development. For a more in-depth look, please visit the Craven 100 Alliance website.

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  1. NCDHHS Announces Hotline for Critical Workers Seeking Child Care Options

    March 24, 2020, Raleigh, N.C. - The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS) has partnered with the North Carolina Child Care Resource and Referral (CCR&R) network to launch a hotline to provide child care options for children Read on...
  2. NCDPS Emergency Management Contact: Requesting Assistance of Companies with Flexible Manufacturing

    The NC Department of Public Safety is requesting that companies in need of particular items, or if they can transition their production to make needed items to deal with this health crisis Read on...
  3. NC Department of Commerce: Tips & Resources for Small Business Community in Connection with COVID-19

    NC Department of Commerce is committed to sharing resources with you. Attached you will find three Tips & Resources documents, plus an excel spreadsheet of resources. Read on...
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