Strategic Advantages

Craven County's numerous business advantages – chief among them a strategic coastal location in North Carolina, an integrated transportation network, an ample supply of skilled workers – have led to growth in industries such as manufacturing and health care and have primed the region for even more growth and investment.

And with its access to water, wealth of outdoor recreation opportunities and a rich historical experience, Craven County’s lifestyle appeal makes it a draw for talent.

     Educated Workforce

Workforce development is one of Craven County's top priorities. 

     Low Cost of Doing Business

The Craven County Economic Development office works to help businesses identify funding and financing opportunities offered through the state of North Carolina. 

     Strong Entrepreneurial Spirit

Craven County supports and encourages small business. 

     Connectivity & Growth

A diverse economy, strong talent pool and strategic location position Craven County for growth. 

     High Quality of Life

This southern county is affordable, warm, and welcoming. 



North Carolina Ranks No. 2 in Site Selection

North Carolina still has what it takes! Businesses want to be here and it shows from the surveys. Take a look at the full article below and Site Selection's 2016 Top State Business Climate Rankings released by Site Selection Magazine.