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Four Reasons Why Rocky Mount is the Perfect Location for Your Business

Rocky Mount is a combination of friendly faces, a revitalized downtown and entrepreneurial opportunities. The Brewmill is generating a lot of buzz, and renovated urban loft apartments are drawing young career professionals to the area. 

If you need any evidence, look no further than the downtown’s recent accolade of being named a “Great Main Street in the Making.”

We can think of more than five reasons that make Rocky Mount the perfect location for your business, but we’ll only list five here. 


Five Facts About Rocky Mount’s Historic Train Station

If you’ve spent time downtown, you’re familiar with the rattle and hum of the trains that pass through the center of town, delivering cargo and passengers to destinations across the country. The downtown train station is much more than a piece of history, it’s a source of local pride.

Were you aware that the train station was immortalized in literature? Or that its extensive renovation took three years? We’ve compiled some facts about Rocky Mount that will stop you in your tracks.


All You Need to Know About the Rocky Mount Event Center

What do volleyball, dance recitals, your next family reunion and a jazz concert have in common? 

They are all events that can be hosted at the Rocky Mount Event Center. This amazing venue will contribute to the evolving face of Rocky Mount’s renovated downtown. We’re sure you have some questions about the center, and we’ve got the answers. 


Top Ten Things to do in Rocky Mount This Summer

"Everything good, everything magical, happens between the months of June and August." 
—Jenny Han, author

We tend to agree with Ms. Han, especially after looking at some of the awesome activities available in Rocky Mount.

If you’re bored this summer, well, it’s your own fault. If you’re looking for something to do, you’re in luck. We’ve compiled a useful list of top ten things to do this summer in Rocky Mount.


Three Signs of a Bright Future for Rocky Mount

Happy 150th birthday Rocky Mount!

From its humble beginnings as a “rocky mound” to earning a “Best Main Street in the Making” honor, Rocky Mount has blossomed over the last century and a half, creating a great environment to live, work and raise a family. Read more about the remarkable strides the city has taken, from lowering the Rocky Mount crime rate to fighting unemployment. 

Craft Breweries Bring Employment Opportunities to Rocky Mount

The Rocky Mount Brewmill at Rocky Mount Mills provides mentoring and innovation for those seeking to establish a craft brewery. 

Craft breweries are big business in North Carolina. According to the Rocky Mount Telegram, breweries support 10,000 jobs across the state, representing a $1.2 billion. industry. Find out what this means for job creation in Rocky Mount.

Just for Fun: Can You Name These Common Rocky Mount Landmarks?

While most are familiar with some of the more well-known Rocky Mount landmarks, could you identify these locations at close range? We’ve taken photographs of common Rocky Mount places and provided a hint. See if you can guess where these shots were taken...

How Can You Fight Crime in Rocky Mount?

If you look at the crime rate in Rocky Mount, you’ll find there’s reason to celebrate—the city is now experiencing the lowest number of part 1 crimes in 39 years. Part 1 crimes include homicide, rape, robbery, aggravated assault, burglary, larceny, motor vehicle theft and arson.

Over the past several years, residents and police have joined forces through innovative programs to make the city safer and less dangerous...

Rocky Mount Resources to Help You Start a Business

Being an entrepreneur isn’t easy. For millions of Americans, it is the most difficult—and most rewarding---experience of their careers. If small business owners want their startups to succeed, they’ll face a daunting set of challenges. In fact, 8 out of 10 new businesses will fail within the first 18 months.

Owning a business is a hard, but it means much more than merely having a job. Small businesses are the backbone of the American economy, and in Rocky Mount, they’re thriving in the newly-renovated downtown area. If you’re interested in starting a business, there are several local resources that can help...


What’s Next for Downtown Development?

Decorative banners downtown announce the CHARM of the Rocky Mount area--- CHARM in this case stands for Central, Historic, Arts, Rocky Mount.  Many longtime residents recall a time when the downtown area was so busy, it was difficult to find a place to park. Today, Rocky Mount is undergoing a renaissance, complete with jazzy tunes dancing on the air from the Prime Smokehouse barbecue restaurant and new businesses making their homes in the renovated Douglas Block.

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