Economic Growth

Economic growth in Rocky Mount, NC is important to creating jobs, increasing incomes and generating business to keep residents from suffering from dangerous poverty and crime levels.

Rocky Mount Economic Growth: Industries Showing Interest in Our City

We all know that Rocky Mount is a special place…and businesses and industries are starting to take notice. This year has been a huge step forward for Rocky Mount’s economic growth.


Major industries and companies are turning their eyes to the Twin Counties to invest in the area by building new plants and production facilities. Three of these are Triangle Tire, Corning and CSX.

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Do You Qualify for the Brewery Incubator Program?

Through the brewery incubator program at Rocky Mount Mills, budding entrepreneurs find the perfect place to let their dreams take flight as their label has a chance to become popular among customers. Read this article to find out if you qualify.

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Get Involved in Your City: Become a Member of One of These Commissions

So often, we all express concerns but don’t take the initiative to make our community, city, and even our world, a better place. We’re very fortunate that Rocky Mount provides a wide variety of commissions to offer citizens the opportunity to take a more active role in city government.

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Progress Update on the Rocky Mount Event Center

The 165,000 square foot Rocky Mount Event Center is scheduled to open this fall. All indicators are that the center will be completed on time and under budget. The event center features eight basketball courts, 16 volleyball courts, an indoor Family Entertainment Center and seating for more than 4,000 people.

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Downtown Rocky Mount Offers Variety of Family-Friendly Fun

Looking for something to do in Rocky Mount? Look no farther than the Imperial Centre. Each summer, the city sets the stage for Downtown Live and Lawn Chair Theatre events—yearly favorites that complement the family oriented activities at the Braswell Memorial Library and the Rocky Mount Children’s Museum and Science Center, also located in the Imperial Centre. There's something for everyone in downtown Rocky Mount!

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Willie Williams, Interim Police Chief, Shares Future Plans

Update on Rocky Mount Mills: Strength in Numbers

If you want to see the treasures of the past mingled with the progress of the future, look no further than the campus under development at Rocky Mount Mills. We can’t wait to see the finished campus. However, until then, we wanted to give you the 4-1-1 on some interesting statistics and updates about the planned development.

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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. 


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Interview with Retired City Manager Charles Penny

Top Ten Facts About Rocky Mount Mills

From the gazebo at Battle Park, visitors can watch the Tar River cascade over the rocky boulders at the "falls of the Tar." The rolling water hearkens back to a time when the flowing river complemented the rattle and hum coming from the machines at Rocky Mount Mills. While the mill itself has gone silent, the area is very much alive. New innovations, a brewery incubator, restoration of the mill village and even a mill 5K run mark a new era for this North Carolina landmark.

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