New Bern Business & Employment


New Bern is a small town in Eastern North Carolina with some big names. Our vibrant business community is made up of companies large and small, and everything in between. We are home to some of the biggest manufacturing names in the country:

  • B/S/H Home Appliances Corporation (Bosch) - BSH is the world's third largest leading manufacturer of high-end appliances and sells under the Bosch, Siemens, Thermador and Gaggenau brand in the U.S.

  • Moen - one of the largest manufacturers of kitchen and bath fixtures in the world

  • Hatteras Yachts - the foremost leader in the construction of high-end, luxury fiberglass yachts

  • NADEP Cherry Point - its civilian and military personnel refurbish Navy and Marine aircraft and components, utilizing a unique capability to test, disassemble, repair, manufacture, rebuild and calibrate much of the U.S. Navy's and Marine Corps aircraft and parts inventory

The largest local employer is the hospital Carolina East Health System (formerly Craven Regional Medical Center), and the numerous other supporting physicians offices and diagnostic centers.

The Craven County School System has 25 schools, and 15,000 students that keep our many teachers and aides employed, and very busy!

The rapidly growing Coastal Carolina Airport (formerly Craven Regional Airport) is another large local employer serving the needs of US Airways and Delta Air Lines.

The Riverfront Convention Center and the many luxury hotels such as the 4-star Hilton Hotel, SpringHill Suites Hotel, new Candlewood Suites Hotel, as well as many other fine national chain hotels employ many residents as well.

There are many law enforcement career opportunities working for the New Bern Police Department, Craven County Sheriff, or the North Carolina State Highway Patrol that serve our area.

Additionally, there are many fine specialty shops and restaurants in the beautiful downtown and surrounding areas.