About the EDC

about the edcVision

Create Jobs, Investment and Opportunity for Carteret County

Mission

  • 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.

Website

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
252.222.6124
edc@carteret.edu

 

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
youngbloodk@email.carteret.edu

Arnold “Bubba” Sanderson, Jr., Secretary/Treasurer
Connecting Point Computer Center
4370B Arendell Street
Morehead City, NC 28557
bubba@connectingpoint-mhc.com

 

Board of Directors

Mark Mansfield
RE/MAX Ocean Properties
3326 Bridges Street
Morehead City, NC 28557
mmansfield@ec.rr.com.com

Robin Comer
White Oak RV Resort
400 Weatherington Landing Road
Stella, NC 28582
robin.comer@carteretcountync.gov

John Hagle
Town of Beaufort, Commissioner
1111 Hammock Lane
Beaufort, NC 28516
johnhagle5860@outlook.com

Maggie Chalk
MK Chalk Architecture
2113 Evans Street, P. O. Box 662
Morehead City, NC 28557
mkcarchitect@ec.rr.com

Jim Normile
Town of Emerald
7500 Emerald Drive
Emerald Isle, NC 28594
jimnormile@coastalnet.com

Pat Joyce
Joyce and Associates
6994 US-70
Newport, NC 29570
pat@joyceandassoc.com

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

Ed Wheatly
Carteret County Commissioner
P.O. Box 26
Smyrna, NC 28579
ed.wheatly@carteretcountync.gov

David Whitlow
Town of Morehead City, Town Manager
202 South 8th Street
Morehead City, NC 28557
David.whitlow@bizec.rr.com

 

Ex-Officio

Ex-Officio Advisory Committee (OPEN)

Tommy Burns, Ex-Officio
Carteret County Manager
302 Courthouse Square
Beaufort, NC 28516
tommy.burns@carteretcountync.gov
Tom Kies, Ex-Officio
Carteret County Chamber of Commerce
801 Arendell Street, Suite 1
Morehead City, NC 28557
tom@nccoastchamber.com
Carol Lohr, Ex-Officio
Tourism Development Authority
3409 Arendell Street
Morehead City, NC 28557
carol@sunnync.com

 

Lisa Rueh
Director for Downtown Morehead City Revitalization
1001 Arendell St
Morehead City, NC 28557
dmcra@embarqmail.com

 

Staff

Greg Lewis, Interim Executive Director
Carteret County Economic Development Council
3615 Arendell Street
Morehead City, NC 28557
edc@carteret.edu
Shirley Powell, Assistant Director
Carteret County Economic Development Council
3615 Arendell Street
Morehead City, NC 28557
edc@carteret.edu

 

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