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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