The railroad industry played a vital role in the city’s development, and this, in turn, aided the advancement of Eastern North Carolina. The Wilmington and Weldon railroad helped fight unemployment in Rocky Mount. But what does a bottle of "Old Nash" and Rocky Mount Mills have to do with the railroad in Rocky Mount. Here's the scoop.
“Making craft beer is an economic development tool for eastern North Carolina. I think this project has the potential to put Rocky Mount on the map for manufacturing again, as well as make it a bona fide tourism destination."
This quote summarizes the hopes and dreams of developers as they continue to develop the beautiful Rocky Mount Mills. How are they progressing? Find out...
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.
The community isn't the only one that benefits from the work of volunteers. Recent studies indicate that charity work can also be good for you. Researchers found that those who volunteer not only live longer, but they have lower blood pressure and stress levels. What impact do volunteers have on cities and towns? They can help fight poverty and lead revitalization efforts.
What does landscaping have to do with crime reduction? Quite a lot actually, especially if you’re examining urban development and downtown revitalization.
Rocky Mount, NC is one of several cities across the country that has made great strides with downtown development, and studies show that revitalization isn’t just good for the economy. It also helps make cities safer and less dangerous.
Nash Community College will offer an opportunity for local job seekers to put their best foot forward with an April job fair at the campus Business and Industry Center. According to information from Nash Community College, more than 60 local employers are scheduled to attend. Both full-and-part time jobs are available.
Rocky Mount is now among 26 other communities chosen by the Obama administration toparticipate in the Local Foods, Local Places economic development project. Rocky Mount was one of 316 applicants from 19 states selected. As a part of the federal initiative, Rocky Mount will receive technical support in integrating local food systems into community economic action plans. This means experts will work with Rocky Mount to develop local food projects that increase access to healthy food choices and support the creation of ag-related businesses and jobs.
Charitable giving takes on many forms: it might provide more financial stability to those living in poverty, fund more education, or improve the health in the community. And when it comes to charitable giving in North Carolina, Rocky Mount tops the charts.
During his time as pastor of Conetoe Missionary Baptist Church, Rev. Joyner found that he was presiding over far too many funerals. In one year alone, 30 congregants under the age of 32 died. “It just started to feel unconscionable that you would see someone 100 pounds overweight on Sunday and not say anything about it. Then they’d die of a heart attack.”
See how he's turning all of that around.
Housing influences our population and economic growth! Watch the recap of the new Rocky Mount Housing Plan, presented by Ken Graves, Planning and Community Development Director. You'll also see the Parks and Recreation master plan, presented by Kevin Yarrell, Director of Parks and Recreation.
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