Businesses seeking a place to grow can find a wide selection of options in New Bern. Between the area's small-town atmosphere, coastal location and large metropolitan events, the economy here offers plenty of options. Home to big corporations like Hatteras Yachts, Moen, Weyerhaeuser, Progress Energy and BSH Home Appliances, the city may seem small, but it holds its own. Maola Milk and Ice Cream Co. has a solid presence as well. The nearby Marine Corps Air Station boosts the area's economy by contributing billions of dollars each year to New Bern. The town's location also means plenty of transportation opportunities, with water, train and air options. Other areas where this city thrives include health care, grocery and religion. All of these factors make New Bern a great place to both live and work.

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If you are looking for a beautiful area that still holds on to some small-town ambiance but operates like a big city, then New Bern, North Carolina, is the place to be. This affordable metropolis offers quaint neighborhoods and waterfront appeal. New Bern considers itself to be a friendly community with much to offer. Homebuyers looking for homes with historic charm and spacious rooms could look into the Ghent or Riverside neighborhoods. Homes range between $170,000 and $400,000 and portray a bygone elegance. Those seeking something more modern should look at Greenbrier or Trent Woods, with their large lots and waterfront properties.

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