New Bern’s Downtown Revitilization

“For 33 years New Bern has been a national example, not just of a successful Main Street program, but of how historic preservation can be the foundation for sustainable economic development. New Bern is the embodiment of the Main Street Principles…” All of us who have discovered New Bern agree.

See the links below to learn more about Swiss Bear, a nonprofit, community-based organization dedicated to the revitalization and prosperity of downtown New Bern and the 2014 N.C. Main Street Conference in which New Bern has just participated.

Sun Journal: Swiss Bear’s history: Establishing the organization, defining it’s mission.

2014 Main Street Conference





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