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 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!

Discover more advantages to Rocky Mount housing.

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.

Fighting Rocky Mount Poverty: the Strong Cities, Strong Communities Initiative

Rocky Mount Economic Development

In January the Obama administration announced the expansion of its Strong Cities, Strong Communities Initiative, and our Remarkable Rocky Mount has been included in the expansion. So what is this program and how does it relate to Rocky Mount poverty?

It’s all about sparking economic growth. Expert teams sent by the federal government come to our city to work alongside our own leadership, community organizations and local businesses to achieve one goal: growing our economy!

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