Rediscover Rocky Mount

WELCOME

Rocky Mount USA Street

Welcome to Rocky Mount where you’ll find welcoming people, innovative new businesses, southern charm and memorable, historic architecture—all sparks igniting Rocky Mount as a regional economic engine.

From booming breweries, farm-to-table restaurants and wine boutiques to art studios, eye-catching murals and historic skylines, Rocky Mount is positioned to soar. We are recognized as a as one of the top 20 US cities for manufacturers, are growing as a tech hub with the success of QVC and are an intermodal center for logistics and distribution along the Eastern Seaboard.

Some even say that the success of the Rocky Mount Mills and the mill village are positioning Rocky Mount to become Raleigh’s rival!

Please join with me to discover, and even rediscover, all that Rocky Mount has to offer!

Mayor Sandy Roberson

 

 

 

 

 

BUSINESS & MANUFACTURING

Percentage that nominal GDP in the Rocky Mount, NC Metropolitan Statistical Area expanded, with manufacturing contributing the largest portion.

2 Global Headquarters

Two of those Fortune 500 companies Rocky Mount global headquarters.

major employers

PFIZER TOP PHARMACEUTICAL COMPANY Rocky Mount’s Pfizer facility is the largest of its kind in the world. Pfizer is one of the world’s premier pharmaceutical companies. Almost one fourth of all sterile injectables used in United States hospitals are produced at their Rocky Mount facility.

 

 

 

 

 

INTERMODAL LOGISTICS CENTER

MIDWAY between Boston and Miami.
I95 X I64 Divided North to South by I95 and East to West by I64; easy access to I85 and I40.
CSX+ Existing rail lines supporting CSX and Norfolk-Southern Railways.
1,300 NEW JOBS This project will create 1,300 new jobs.
330-acre 330-acre site is designed to handle approximately 1,250,000 containers per year, with the ability to expand 2,500,000 containers per year.
FIRST First intermodal hub to be built in Eastern NC.

 

 

 

 

 

EDUCATION

of 25 to 64-year-olds in Rocky Mount are high school graduates or higher.

Institutions of Higher Learning

Rocky Mount is home to three institutions of higher education that are regionally recognized.

#1 Edgecombe Community College’s Allied Health nursing program has the state’s highest graduation rate and 80% of students find jobs before graduating.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

HEALTH CARE

TECHNOLOGICALLY ADVANCED Nash UNC Health Care’s cardiac center is one of the most technologically advanced in the country.
NATIONALLY RECOGNIZED SERVICE Nash UNC Health Care was nationally recognized for their superior service and operating performance in US News & World Report’s annual “Best Hospitals” edition and also received an A performance rating from The Leapfrog Group.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LIVING

15.7% LOWER COST OF LIVING The cost of living is 15.7% lower in the Rocky Mount, NC Metropolitan Statistical Area than the average in the United States.

24000 Commuter Living

Approximately 24,000 people commute to Rocky Mount on a daily basis.

 

 

 

 

11.3% Rocky Mount homes are being listed higher than in the last five years. Since 2019 the median list price has increased by 11.3%.

housing stock

As of January 2020, housing stock in Rocky Mount is lower than ever.

The average number of days for homes to be on the market in Rocky Mount is decreasing.

THINGS TO DO IN ROCKY MOUNT

#15 Nash County ranks #15 out of 100 counties in visitors spending in North Carolina.
$324.50 Visitor spending grew by 5% to $324.50 million.
27M+ Tourism-related spending generated $16.83 million in state and $8.79 million in local tax revenues.