The Zebulon Chamber of Commerce engaged Creative EDC to develop a BRE program and outline an economic development work plan. The Chamber’s BRE Program has four goals: retain existing businesses, facilitate growth and expansion, enhance the business climate, and strengthen the community partnership with business. These four goals will be achieved through visitation and surveying of businesses, appreciation, and recognition, providing direct value, supporting growing and at-risk companies, and ensuring a positive and supportive business climate. In addition to the BRE program, the Chamber launched new economic development initiatives that support the Town’s strategic plan. Zebulon is focusing on growing smart, a vibrant downtown, and small-town life. Working cooperatively, the town and chamber are implementing strategic plans that support their shared vision.