Economic Development

Beaufort County Economic Development Department

The Beaufort County Economic Development Department is active in recruiting new business and industry to Beaufort County. You can learn more about their efforts at

Washington Harbor District Alliance

The Washington Harbor District Alliance is a comprehensive, historic preservation-based economic development Main Street organization focused on reviving the downtown Washington harbor district. WHDA is a non-profit, grassroots-based revitalization program which uses the proven Main Street Four-Point Approach.

WHDA's four points of approach are:

  • Promotion: Establishing downtown as an enticing place for shoppers, investors and visitors. This means not only improving sales but also rekindling community excitement and involvement.
  • Organization:Building partnerships to create a consistent revitalization program and develop effective management and leadership downtown.
  • Design:Enhancing the visual quality of the downtown.
  • Economic Restructuring: Strengthening the existing economic assets of the business district while diversifying its economic base.
Contact Meg Howdy, Director for more information at 252-947-1487 or go to

Washington-Beaufort County Chamber Of Commerce

 The Washington-Beaufort County Chamber of Commerce is the VOICE of business in Washington, NC and Beaufort County. For over 108 years we have been providing support to local businesses and working with local businesses for their success. The Chamber is responsible for recruitment of small business and the fostering of entrepreneurs.

For more information please visit or call (252) 946-9168.