About the EDC

about the edcVision

Create Jobs, Investment and Opportunity for Carteret County


  • Attract new “compatible” business
  • Retain and expand our existing business
  • Encourage the formation of new business
  • Promote the growth of emerging business
  • Improve the overall business environment

Carteret County Economic Development Council, Inc. (EDC)

Since 1971, the Carteret County Economic Development Council, Inc. (EDC) has been promoting the economic vitality of Carteret County. This nonprofit membership-driven organization has worked to create jobs, opportunities and investment Carteret County.

The EDC works with the North Carolina Department of Commerce, North Carolina’s East Alliance, a wide range of other state, regional and local partners to improve the overall business climate and expand the tax base of Carteret County and its municipalities.

The EDC provides comprehensive information and assistance to retain and expand our existing business, encourage the formation of new business and promote the growth of emerging business in Carteret County. The EDC also provides “confidential” project information to attract new, compatible business investment to Carteret County.


The Carteret EDC website is designed to provide CEO’s, presidents, business owners, corporate real estate executives, facility planners and site selection consultants with comprehensive demographic and economic information about Carteret County.

Every effort has been made by the Carteret EDC staff to include the most accurate and up-to-date information available. Please report any errors, omissions or inaccuracies by calling 252-222-6121. We also welcome any suggestions or comments to improve this website and our services. Your cooperation and assistance will be greatly appreciated.

Location & Direction
Carteret Economic Development Council
Commerce Development Center
3615 Arendell Street
Morehead City, NC 28557


Carteret County Economic Development Council Board of Directors and Staff – 2017


Executive Committee

Eric Gregson, President
First Citizens Bank, VP Business Banking
3412 Bridges Street, Morehead City, NC 28557
Email – eric.gregson@firstcitizens.com

Dr. Kerry Youngblood, Vice President
Carteret Community College, President
3505 Arendell Street
Morehead City, NC 28557

Arnold “Bubba” Sanderson, Jr., Secretary/Treasurer
Connecting Point Computer Center
4370B Arendell Street
Morehead City, NC 28557


Board of Directors

Mark Mansfield
RE/MAX Ocean Properties
3326 Bridges Street
Morehead City, NC 28557

Robin Comer
White Oak RV Resort
400 Weatherington Landing Road
Stella, NC 28582

John Hagle
Town of Beaufort, Commissioner
1111 Hammock Lane
Beaufort, NC 28516

Maggie Chalk
MK Chalk Architecture
2113 Evans Street, P. O. Box 662
Morehead City, NC 28557

Jim Normile
Town of Emerald
7500 Emerald Drive
Emerald Isle, NC 28594

Pat Joyce
Joyce and Associates
6994 US-70
Newport, NC 29570

Andy Chused
Chused & Associates, CPA
305 Commerce Ave., Suite 102
Morehead City, NC 28557

Ed Wheatly
Carteret County Commissioner
P.O. Box 26
Smyrna, NC 28579

David Whitlow
Town of Morehead City, Town Manager
202 South 8th Street
Morehead City, NC 28557



Ex-Officio Advisory Committee (OPEN)

Tommy Burns, Ex-Officio
Carteret County Manager
302 Courthouse Square
Beaufort, NC 28516
Tom Kies, Ex-Officio
Carteret County Chamber of Commerce
801 Arendell Street, Suite 1
Morehead City, NC 28557
Carol Lohr, Ex-Officio
Tourism Development Authority
3409 Arendell Street
Morehead City, NC 28557


Lisa Rueh
Director for Downtown Morehead City Revitalization
1001 Arendell St
Morehead City, NC 28557



Carteret County Economic Development Council
3615 Arendell Street
Morehead City, NC 28557


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