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.

City Offers Minority and Women Business Enterprise Program

When historically underutilized businesses grow, the entire community benefits. 

The city realizes this, which is one reason why it is dedicated to its Minority and Women Business Enterprise Program (MWBE). The purpose? To advocate and assist with business growth and opportunities for underutilized businesses, such as those owned by minorities and women. 

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Rocky Mount Honored With Several Awards

We always knew Rocky Mount was remarkable. Now, several  awards and recognitions will help us spread the word.

Several departments within the City of Rocky Mount received awards for excellence, and we’d like to congratulate them on their achievements!

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Your Complete Guide to the Sunset Avenue Corridor Study

Imagine biking down Sunset Avenue in a special lane created just for cyclists. Can you envision an improved corridor that will be both safer and more inviting? City officials did, and they've created a new outlook on improvements to the Sunset Avenue corridor.

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Minority and Women Business Enterprise Virtual Workshop

The Minority Women Business Enterprise Program makes sure minority women have a place at the table during the city's purchasing process. Recently, a virtual workshop was held to help these professionals understand the process of working with the city and placing bids on projects.

 

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Resources for Owning a Building in Downtown Rocky Mount, NC.

For those who own downtown buildings, or for those who are considering Rocky Mount as a potential business location, the city wants to talk to you. They not only provide assistance with business planning, but they can also provide information on financial resources related to restoration. 

We’ll provide a brief overview of these programs, list a few of the qualifications and give you the facts you need.

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Latest Economic Developments in Rocky Mount

There are good things on the road ahead for Rocky Mount’s economic growth. From industries that are taking a closer look at the area to the fantastic development at Rocky Mount Mills, the city is experiencing a Renaissance, moving forward with bright optimism.

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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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