About Us

The Craven 100 Alliance (C1A) is a 501c3 public private partnership created to advance the economic interests of Craven County. With investments from the private sector, Craven County, the City of New Bern and the City of Havelock, the C1A has a track record of moving the economy forward in Craven County by investing in infrastructure, real estate and companies directly. C1A is actively seeking strategic partners with aligned interests in advancing Craven County’s economic growth.

Board of Directors

The Craven 100 Alliance (C1A) is governed by a 29-member Board of Directors. 

Executive Committee

Owen Andrews


Dan Roberts

Vice Chairman

Lee Hodge


Cameron Stallings


Foster Hughes

City Manager, New Bern

Chris McGee

City Manager, Havelock

Jack Veit III

Craven County Manager

Business & Industry

Martin Cieszko

Cieszko Construction Company

Marc Jessup

The Jessup Group

Joe Thomas

Thomas Development Inc.

Andy Schneider

Chemac, Inc.

Stephen Nuckolls

Coastal Carolina Health Care


Andrew MacLaren

BSH Home Appliances

Guy Roberts

White River Marine Group


Craven County

Perry Morris


Jeff Medlin


Denny Bucher


City of Havelock

Jeremy Jackson


Danny Walsh


City of New Bern

Crystal Frawley


Jeffrey Odham



Dr. Ray Staats

Craven Community College

Dr. Wendy Miller

Craven County Schools

Kevin Roberts

New Bern Area Chamber of Commerce

Melissa Riggle

At Large

James Wolfe

Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina

Rhonda Murray

MCAS Cherry Point

Bob Mattocks

At Large

Liz Crafton

Havelock Chamber of Commerce


The following list highlights the financial supporters of C1A who generously backed the 2021 “Invest Local. Grow Global.” Campaign. If you’re considering becoming an investor and wish to discover how your contribution drives progress, please reach out to our office at (252) 633-5300.

  • CarolinaEast Health Systems 
  • Havelock Regional Development Corporation 
  • Aeronautical Systems Incorporated
  • First Citizens Bank 
  • Printelect 
  • Truist
  • Alliance Consulting Engineers, Inc.
  • Alphagraphics of New Bern
  • Chemac, Inc.
  • Coastal Carolina Healthcare, P.A.
  • Flatlands Jessup Insurance Group
  • Stubbs & Perdue
  • The Insurance Center
  • Ward & Smith, P.A.
  • Weyerhaeuser NR
  • BSH Home Appliances
  • ECS Southeast, LLC
  • NC Railroad Company
  • Barnhill Contracting Company
  • BayFront Development, LLC
  • BluePrint Business Communications, LLC
  • Duke Energy ED
  • Hayco Construction, LLC
  • Howard Stallings From Atkins Angell & Davis, P.A.
  • Liner, George
  • Mattocks, Bob & Carol
  • New Bern Property Group
  • Roberts, Dan – Edward Jones
  • Sumrell Sugg, P.A.
  • Tarheel Building Systems
  • Taylor, Jeff
  • Trade Ideas, Inc.
  • Trent Cadillac Buick GMC, Inc.
  • Highlands Environmental Solutions, Inc.

Strategic Partners

Craven County

City of Havelock

City of New Bern

Craven Community College

Craven Community College Small Business Center

Coastal Carolina Regional Airport

Initiatives Overview

The Craven 100 Alliance acts as a centralized point between the public and private sector for economic development activity in Craven County. With a decade worth of success under its belt, it is poised to push forward on pressing economic development opportunities for the County. Playing this important role, the C1A works on four major initiatives. They are:

1. Work closely with existing industry, education and state partners to provide workforce development solutions.

2. Assist in product development to include investing in infrastructure and attracting private investment for industrial buildings.

3. Providing investments to companies who are investing and growing in Craven County.

4. Work with our partners such as Coastal Carolina Regional Airport and the Craven County Tourism Development Authority who add value to our employers and attract investment themselves.

Our Services

Our goal is to be the premier resource for all business needs, whether you’re an aspiring entrepreneur with a groundbreaking idea or a major industry seeking a new location. Our website provides essential links including Craven Community College for workforce development and a directory of available commercial properties in the county. You’ll also find connections to various organizations that offer support not only for businesses but also for the community. We aim to deliver efficient business solutions that drive growth and success for your enterprise in Craven County. Consider us your dedicated partner on the path to success. Contact us directly to see how we can help you thrive in Craven County.


Available through our local and state partners, we can help you get connected with strategic agencies who will help you meet your business financial needs.


At both local and regional levels, we have relationships with real estate development firms and are here to connect you with the right developers to set you on the path to success.


Consider us your one stop shop to reach out to realtors, landowner, businesses, government and civic organizations to assist as you invest in Craven County.