Community & Economic Development

Community & Economic Development - Community Plans & Projects - Community Development Grant Programs - Department Review - Interactive Zoning Map - Citizen Information Map - Permit Applications, Forms & Documents - Code of Ordinances

The primary focus of the Community and Economic Development Division is to foster the stability of growth in the City of New Bern.  We strive to improve housing conditions, public facilities and enhance the quality of life for residents, with emphasis on our community’s economy and its commercial areas. The division is committed to bringing new business to New Bern while working with existing businesses to ensure their success. Community and Economic Development provides resources for helping interested businesses with site location, technical assistance, grants, loans and other relevant information.

Contact Cindy Blot, Community & Economic Development Manager

Development Review

Department Review meetings are at 9:00 AM in the Development Services Department conference room, on 303 First Street. Applicants must submit applications by 12:00 PM on the 1st and 3rd Monday of each month. The site plan review process must be completed prior to submitting applications for consideration by the Planning and Zoning Board or the Board of Adjustment. Fourteen (14) folded sets of plans are required for submission and review.  Questions may be directed to Greg McCoy at (252)639-7585 or via Email.

If you're planning a project in New Bern please contact Development Services at (252)639-7581. We will serve as your ombudsmen throughout the development process.

Helpful Links on this website

Business Development Permit Applications, Forms and Documents

Community Development Grant Programs

Other Helpful Links and Information

Thinking of starting a Business?

The mission of the Small Business Center is to help aspiring entrepreneurs.  Their goal is to increase the success rate of start-ups and the number of viable small businesses in eastern North Carolina by providing high-quality, readily accessible assistance to prospective and existing business owners.  They also offer confidential business counseling services and resource libraries. All services and workshops are fully-funded and available at no charge

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Community & Economic Development - Community Plans & Projects - Community Development Grant Programs - Department Review - Interactive Zoning Map - Citizen Information Map - Permit Applications, Forms & Documents - Code of Ordinances