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, NC Hosts Annual "Shark Tank" Contest

Rocky Mount revitalization

Residents of Nash and Edgecombe counties can get a sneak peek at the next big innovation as Rocky Mount hosts its own version of the “Shark Tank” television competition. The event takes place in February at the Dunn Center on the campus of NC Wesleyan College.

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A True Spirit Of Giving In Rocky Mount, NC

Rocky Mount Most Charitable City

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.

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Revitalization: Blazing a New Trail in Rocky Mount, NC

Rocky Mount NC Rail Trails

Rocky Mount’s mile-long railway spur has been out of use for some time, but that all could change soon with the creation of a rail trail. This former mill town is rebuilding itself in a variety of ways, but this most recent revitalization possibility will revive its tobacco and cotton mill roots while providing additional outdoor activities for residents and tourists. Read about it here!

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Rocky Mount, NC Revitalization: Cheers to the New Brewmill Project

Rocky Mount NC Brewmill

Historic Rocky Mount Mills lies just 45 minutes away from Raleigh, halfway between New York and Miami. For years the area has been dormant, but that’s all about to change. The new Rocky Mount Brewmill will support local economic development, create jobs and breathe new life into a charming, historic mill town. Read more about the project!

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Rocky Mount, NC Housing Plan

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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Rocky Mount Housing: Public Utilities Earns Recognition

Rocky Mount Public Utilities AwardsOver 31,000 households receive electricity, natural gas, water and sewer services from the City of Rocky Mount. During this year’s Annual Engineering and Operations Technical Conference, Rocky Mount Public Utilities (RMPU) earned two prestigious awards from the American Public Power Association (APPA) for their ability to provide power safely and efficiently to the population.

APPA is a national organization representing more than 2,000 not-for-profit, community- and state-owned electric utilities.

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Life Well Run in Rocky Mount, NC

Turning Great Ideas Into Reality

From exciting economic development projects to curbside recycling programs to the water for your shower . . . city and county managers are responsible for the things that help our Rocky Mount community thrive. Find out more about a Life Well Run in this short video!

Rocky Mount, NC Housing: Cost of Living Analysis

Cost of Living

Considering moving to Rocky Mount? You'll be pleased to know that compared to other cities in eastern North Carolina, Rocky Mount's cost of living is close to or significantly less!

Why? Because Rocky Mount boasts

  • Affordable housing
  • Lower water/sewer rates
  • Overall lower utility rates

When utility costs are combined with property taxes, the overall cost of living is well below other city averages: Apex, Greenville, and High Point, to name a few.

Watch this short video to learn more!

Overcoming Poverty with Downtown Revitalization in Rocky Mount, NC

Rocky Mount Overcoming Poverty

Have you heard the news? Southern Bank will complete a three-story business center in our own downtown Rocky Mount, North Carolina. This is great news for the city’s revitalization efforts. We know that an increase in downtown employees means an increase in revenue for all downtown businesses – restaurants, retailers and gas stations, just to name a few. Having a vibrant downtown benefits the entire community!

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Tips for Saving Money on Your Energy Bill in Rocky Mount, NC

Discover Tips for Saving Money on Your Utility Bills

If you've been looking for ways to save money on your utility bills, you'll appreciate this video introducing two very important programs serving the citizens of Rocky Mount, NC.

City Beat host, Tameka Kenan-Norman, shares helpful information about the Winter Assistance in Rocky Mount (WARM) program as well as the Energy Share program.