Small Business


Small Business Center at Craven Community College – The SBC seeks to increase the success rate of startups and small businesses in Eastern North Carolina by providing high-quality and accessible assistance to all business owners. The SBC is a community-based provider of business training, consultations, and resource information. (The majority of services and workshops are available at no cost.)

City of New Bern’s Department of Development Services– The City of New Bern’s primary focus is to provide assistance to the community in developing plans, ordinances, implementing projects, and administering codes that produce orderly growth while maintaining community character and New Bern’s small-town charm.

New Bern Area Chamber of Commerce– The chamber serves to cultivate economic stability for the local community by partnering with local businesses to promote and engage its members so they are positioned to not only succeed, but thrive.

Havelock Chamber of Commerce– The Havelock Chamber of Commerce strengthens and promotes business in the Havelock region to facilitate a robust economic environment. The chamber provides a platform where businesses can collaborate to collectively pursue shared objectives and stand as a unified voice, advocating for business matters.

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Targeted, performance-based incentive programs complement the state’s competitive cost structure and low business tax burden to offer businesses a cost-effective place to locate or expand.