10,000 jobs statewide.
When you look at that figure, don’t merely see a set of statistics.
Think of the men, women and
families involved. Think of the economic impact on cities and towns throughout North Carolina.
Think of the transformation of downtowns and revitalization of historic downtown buildings.
Think of it as $300 million in annual wages, representing a $1.2 billion economic impact.
Of course, you recognize the name Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., but what about Rev. George Dudley? You’ve grooved to the smooth jazz of Thelonious Monk, but do you know about Luther Barnes?
There are a lot of interesting tidbits about Rocky Mount's African American heritage with which you may not be familiar. Join us as we look at four things you may find surprising.
A lower cost of living can affect every aspect of a city: it can reduce unemployment by enticing new businesses and industries, and it can fight poverty by offering more affordable alternatives than living in larger--and more expensive--areas.Rocky Mount, NC is fortunate to have plentiful resources to enhance the quality of life and to be a city where residents can enjoy one of the lowest costs of living in North Carolina.