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.

What's Cooking in Rocky Mount? Some of the City's Savory Soul Food

African-Americans have made incredible contributions to the area's cuisine. Barbecue is not the only one, but it is often the one that steals the spotlight. Eastern North Carolina barbecue---like that featured in Rocky Mount—is closer to the original origins of the dish.

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3 Things You Need to Know About Rocky Mount's New Animal Shelter

"Until one has loved an animal, a part of one’s soul remains unawakened."
---Anatole France

Stray four-legged friends in Rocky Mount have an even better chance at being adopted thanks to the renovations at the new Animal Shelter on Church Street.

Want to adopt a new family member? Wonder what to do if you encounter a stray dog or feral cat? We've got the answers and information you need.


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5 Ways Rocky Mount Mills Fights Unemployment

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.

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Gig City: Rocky Mount and Suddenlink Offer Stellar Internet Speed

It's great to be one of the first, and it's even better when this means more opportunities for economic development and fighting unemployment in Rocky Mount, NC. Rocky Mount was recently named a Gig City, which means it boasts some of the fastest internet speeds in the state.

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4 Things You Didn’t Know About Rocky Mount’s African-American Heritage

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.

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5 Simple Resources to Help You Find a Job in Rocky Mount

If you're looking for employment, we have some good news about searching for jobs in Rocky Mount, NC: There are several wonderful local job hunting resources that can help you.

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News from the NC Metro Mayor’s Conference in Rocky Mount

In March, all eyes were on Rocky Mount with the news that the city was hosting the 2016 Metro Mayor’s Conference. It was held at the Imperial Centre for the Arts and Sciences, and highlights included a tour of Rocky Mount and beer tasting at the Koi Pond brewery.

Many attendees expressed their enthusiasm for the economic development throughout Rocky Mount, according to an article in the Rocky Mount Telegram. Read more on the inspiration that occurred during this conference.

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How Railroads Helped Rocky Mount’s Development

Railroads and Rocky MountThe 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.

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New Biotechnology and Medical Simulation Center Opens Downtown

Rocky Mount biotechnology center

A $9.8 million state-of-the-art facility will give health science students a high-tech view into the medical profession. Edgecombe Community College's Biotechnology and Medical Simulation Center recently opened its doors. The facility is located on the college's Rocky Mount campus, located downtown. We give you all the details here.

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Updates on Rocky Mount Mills

“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...

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