Rocky Mount, NC


Rocky Mount, NC

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City Description

Located in the Coastal Plains of NC and less than an hour northeast of Raleigh. Rocky Mount is a two-time All-America City on the Tar River. Serving as the Gateway to Eastern North Carolina. More than 58,000 residents call Rocky Mount their home.Rocky Mount is the hub of a 250,000 metropolitan area (within a 25 mile radius). Rocky Mount had its beginning in the early part of the 19th century. It centered around the first post office which was established at the Falls of the Tar River on March 22, 1816. It was at that point that the name Rocky Mount appeared in documented history. The name undoubtedly derived from the rocky mound at the falls of the Tar River, which was also the site of one of the first cotton mills in North Carolina: Rocky Mount Mills was established in 1818. The Wilmington-Weldon Railroad was built about 2 miles east of the mill in 1845 and became the main connection for Rocky Mount to the outside world.

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Key Reasons for Investment

Having only the fourth Craft Beer Incubator in the nation at the Rocky Mount Mills and the city's new Sports & Convention Center in downtown along with the city's existing assets, Downtown and Rocky Mount as a whole has seen a surge of recent economic activity.

Current and Future Development

IN 2000 the City refurbished it's Historic Train Depot which currently receives 58,000 visitors per year. In 2006 The Imperial Centre for the Arts and Sciences was created along with the Rocky Mount Sports Complex which plays host to amatuer and collegiate teams from across the nation. In 2010/12 the city completed their streetscape plan for Main Street as well as repurposed the Douglas Block including the Historic Booker T Theater.


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