Economic Development

In the summer of 2013, Craven County decided to be more engaged in economic development and created the Department of Economic Development and hired a director to stand up the new Department and take control of the new operation.

In 2014, an existing non-profit consisting of private sector leaders (called the Committee of 100), Craven County, and the cities of New Bern and Havelock came together to form the Craven 100 Alliance, a public-private economic development partnership. Under this new organization, the four partners collaborate on long-term planning and set the direction for economic development in Craven County along with local stakeholders in each facet of economic development.

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Timothy Downs
Director
Abigail Wilson
Administrative Assistant