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The City of Bessemer City
132 W. Virginia Avenue
Bessemer City, NC 28016

Bessemer City, NC

Our Community Vision

Bessemer City is a place that celebrates its family-oriented, small town character especially through its heart, a thriving central business district. We seek to be a safe, well-maintained community, where public utilities are dependable and available to support new growth.

We support a strong educational system and welcome a broad range of businesses and industries as fundamental to building a great community and in providing opportunities to our citizens.

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Stay informed with up-to-date information in Bessemer City by signing up with our new Blackboard Connect System.  This system allows us to notify you via phone, text, and email for things like: events, downtown news, crime, utility emergencies, severe weather, news from City Council, and much more!  Sign up today by visiting

Strategic Vision Plan

The Strategic Vision Plan documents Bessemer City's core community values and vision for the City's future. The values and vision are based on the strategic visioning process and inventory of community assets and challenges that were conducted by the city in 2008. The plan also outlines Bessemer City's goals for achieving its vision. The Strategic Vision Plan is the first part of a six-part community planning process being undertaken by Bessemer City.

Downtown Bessemer City


Downtown Bessemer City, conveniently located to major transportation with steady industrial growth, is the cornerstone of an attractive, affordable lifestyle among a rich heritage of a compassionate community, with a thriving, growing and diverse retail mix while imparting a sense of spirit and values amidst North Carolina and community treasures: state and national parks, city recreational opportunities thus creating an environment for a healthy and profitable future that welcomes you for a lifetime.


The Bessemer City Small Town Main Street Committee's mission is to create a downtown environment promoting the revitalization of a healthy, thriving, profitable downtown economy utilizing the National Main Street Center's Four-Point® Approach as tools for implementing the vision.

More information on Bessemer City's Small Town Main Street Program: CLICK HERE

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Latest News

November 2015 City Council Work Session Meeting Agenda

BESSEMER CITY COUNCIL AGENDAWORK SESSION- CITY COUNCIL CHAMBERSTUESDAY, NOVEMBER 24TH, 2015—3:30PM 1. Call to Order 2. Department Head Reports 3. City Manager's Report 4. Request to Speak/Opportunity for Public Comment 5. Council General Discussion Adjourn
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November 2015 Regular City Council Meeting Agenda

BESSEMER CITY COUNCIL AGENDAREGULAR MEETING- CITY COUNCIL CHAMBERSMONDAY, NOVEMBER 9TH, 2015 — 7:00PM 1. Call to Order, Prayer, Pledge of Allegiance 2. Adjustment and Approval of November Agenda 3. Special Presentation a. Students of the MonthI.
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Upcoming Events

2nd Annual Community Tree Lighting

Time: Saturday, Nov 28th 2015 6:00 pm

The Bessemer City Ministerial Alliance will host the 2nd Annual Tree Lighting in Downtown Bessemer City! Come out for fellowship, hot chocolate, caroling, and pictures in front of the tree!
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Christmas Parade and Christmas in the City

Time: Friday, Dec 4th 2015 4:30 pm

Find out more about this event by looking under the "Explore" Tab!
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