NC Incentives

Why Choose Rocky Mount, North Carolina?

The city of Rocky Mount is a leading community in economic and cultural growth in Eastern North Carolina. Located in both Nash and Edgecombe counties, and home to nearly 60,000 residents, Rocky Mount is a bustling city full of possibilities and business potential. Further, the city of Rocky Mount is surrounded by a vibrant region that is rich in history and opportunities.

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The city of Rocky Mount is a leading community in economic and cultural growth in Eastern North Carolina. Located in both Nash and Edgecombe counties, and home to nearly 60,000 residents, Rocky Mount is a bustling city full of possibilities and business potential. Further, the city of Rocky Mount is surrounded by a vibrant region that is rich in history and opportunities.

Shopping

Rocky Mount features a good balance of small and large businesses. The city provides ample retail shopping centers and a mall, while also promoting local businesses with smaller shopping districts.

Arts + Culture

Not only is Rocky Mount home to numerous music, dance, and theater halls, but the city also has a handful of cultural centers, galleries, and visual arts exhibits. Further, each year, Rocky Mount hosts community festivals in the summer and the fall.

Dining and Entertainment

Rocky Mount is a foodie’s dream. With several local restaurants, a vibrant farmer’s market, and food-centered festivals, even the pickiest eater in the family will be able to find somewhere and something to eat in the city.

Location

Located in Eastern North Carolina, Rocky Mount is just a short drivefrom some of North Carolina’s finest beaches. Head west out of the city, and you’ll arrive at the Appalachian Mountain Range in less than a day’s drive.

Education

Rocky Mount offers a variety of options to prepare and enrich the minds of students of all ages. Students at all levels have access to public and private schools and institutions. Rocky Mount is served by both Nash and Edgecombe Community Colleges, and is home to North Carolina Wesleyan College and Shaw University’s College of Adult and Professional Education. Further, North Carolina is home to a number of accredited universities that are within a short driving distance from Rocky Mount.

Healthcare

Rocky Mount is served by Nash General Hospital, a top-ranked facility that is dedicated to innovative practices, compassionate healthcare, and state-of-the-art equipment.Greenville, North Carolina, which is considered the medical hub of Eastern North Carolina, is located less than an hour away from Rocky Mount.

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The Biltmore Estate in Asheville, North Carolina is the largest privately owned home in America. It includes a 255-room chateau, award-winning winery, and an extensive garden space.

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Pepsi was created and first enjoyed in New Bern, North Carolina.

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In 1903 the Wright Brothers made their first successful powered flight at Kill Devil Hills near Kitty Hawk, North Carolina.

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Winston-Salem, North Carolina is the birthplace of Krispy Kreme Doughnuts.

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Home to more than 200 global companies, Research Triangle Park (RTP) located between three major universities is known as the largest research park in the country, and one of the largest in the world.

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Greenville, North Carolina is home to East Carolina University’s Brody School of Medicine and is considered to be the medical hub of Eastern North Carolina.

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North Carolina is the largest producer of sweet potatoes. The state’s leading producer of sweet potatoes, Nash Produce, is based just down the road from Rocky Mount in Nashville, North Carolina.

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North Carolina’s motto is Esse Quam Videri (to be, rather than to seem)

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North Carolina leads the nation in the production of furniture, tobacco, bricks, and textiles.

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Kinston, North Carolina has won the All-America City Award twice, once in 1988 and again in 2009.

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Hardee's founder, Wilber Hardee, opened his first restaurant in Greenville, North Carolina, on September 3, 1960.

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Tarboro, North Carolina's extensive Historic District boasts more than 300 original structures, from houses to 19th century storefront including one of the last remaining “Town Commons”, along Tarboro’s Main Street.

North Carolina and Rocky Mount Business Incentives and Resources

Carolina Gateway Partnership ➢

The Carolina Gateway Partnership(CGP) is a public-private recruitment agency that is responsible for large business recruitment throughout Nash and Edgecombe counties. CGP’s objective is to promote economic development and growth throughout the region.

Job Development Investment Grant ➢

The Job Development Investment Grant (JDIG) is an incentive program that provides cash grants to medium and large industries looking to expand or relocate to North Carolina. The grants are performance-based and the amount that is awarded is calculated by weighing several factors. These factors include, but are not limited to, the location of the project, county tier designation, wages, and the number of new jobs. Edgecombe County is listed as a tier 1 county while Nash County is listed as a tier 2 county.

North Carolina Business Incentives ➢

North Carolina’s targeted, performance-based incentive programs help lessen the tax burden and lower the overall costs for a business that is expanding or relocating to the state. To learn more about these programs, visit here.

Rocky Mount’s Exports ➢

Rocky Mount has been recognized as one of the key North Carolina metropolitan markets for exports. For more information visit the US Department of Commerce’s page, here.

Rocky Mount’s Employers ➢

For a list of Rocky Mount’s major employers, click here.

Wilson County’s Industry Facts ➢

For a list of the industries located in Rocky Mount’s neighboring county, Wilson, visit here.

Rocky Mount News + Press ➢

For more information and press about North Carolina and Rocky Mount’s business incentives and resources, be sure to visit our News page.