Bessemer City

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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.

Blackboard Connect System

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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Bessemer City ABC Store Scholarship Information

The Bessemer City ABC Store Board of Directors is happy to offer the Underage Drinking Prevention and Education Award Scholarship to Bessemer City High School Students.  Follow the link below to download the entry form:
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Downtown Infill Shell Building Project

Downtown Infill Shell Building Project  The City of Bessemer City will be building a new downtown infill shell building at 114 West Virginia Avenue.  This project is expected to begin during the summer of 2015.
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Upcoming Events

Bessemer City Pool Opens

Time: Saturday, May 23rd 2015 12:00 pm

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Community Concert and Cruise In

Time: Saturday, May 23rd 2015 6:00 pm

Join us for the live music, classic cars, food, and family fun in downtown Bessemer City! Featured Band: The ShashTones
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