Rocky Mount has the best of both worlds: not only does it have the Southern hospitality of smaller cities, but its strategic location to the 64/95 corridor makes it an ideal location for businesses and employers. Organizations such as the
are dedicated to economic development in Nash and Edgecombe counties. It touts these benefits to companies throughout the country and the world.
These large employers regularly contribute to job creation in Rocky Mount and the surrounding areas. They provide resources to fight unemployment and provide job opportunities for Twin County residents.
While this list is not all-inclusive, we wanted to review the profiles of several of the largest employers in the Rocky Mount Metropolitan Statistical Area:
Hospira, a Pfizer company
Nash-Rocky Mount Schools
Cummins Rocky Mount Engine Plant
Cummins is a diesel engine manufacturing plant that employs roughly 1,800 employees. The scope of Cummins isn’t limited to Rocky Mount—it’s a worldwide leader with divisions expanding across the globe. You can view some videos about this international company’s history here
Nash UNC Health Care
Nash UNC Health Care
began in 1971 and has expanded exponentially through the decades to include a Women’s Center, state-of-the-art Heart Center and one of the few pediatric emergency rooms in the state. It employs around 1,600.
helps customers transform businesses through hosting, cloud and IT services. It operates more than 55 data centers throughout North America, Asia and Europe. Century Link employs 1,000 employees in Edgecombe and Nash counties.
City of Rocky Mount
The city employs around 850 employees, according to 2016 information from the Carolinas Gateway Partnership. The city’s rich history springs from the “rocky mount” that served as the genesis of the area, paving the way for settlers. Today, the city has launched several initiatives to spur downtown development
and the city’s 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.
You’ll find that there are several fascinating facts about the city and its history.
Of course, this list is far from complete, and with many developments on the horizon, we may soon have other names to add to this list.