Business in Rocky Mount

Rocky Mount is centrally located on the East Coast and within a day's shipping distance of most of the U.S. population. If you are considering an expansion or relocation of your business, you have come to the right place. 


  • Mid-Atlantic Broadband Fiber Optic Communications available
  • Serviced by Wireless Internet Connection
  • Norfolk Southern Rail Service available
  • Three Phase Electrical Service
  • Progressive Workforce Development Training through the Franklin Center
  • Proactive business environment
  • 29 miles from I-81 in Roanoke
  • 75 miles from I-40 in Greensboro
  • 25 minutes from Roanoke Regional Airport
  • 60 minutes from Greensboro International Airport
  • Quality-of-life amenities including the Harvester Performance Center, a thriving downtown, and ample opportunity for outdoor recreation
  • Low cost of living
  1. Rocky mount incentives
  2. other Incentives

Arts and Culture District

Locate your arts business or non-profit organization inside the heart of the Town of Rocky Mount Arts and Culture District. Various end-of-operational-year rebate incentives available.

Microenterprise Loan Fund

Discretionary Incentives

Projects that provide substantial employment and investment are eligible for local incentives that may include waiver or reimbursement of utility connection and waiver or reimbursement of planning and zoning fees. Contact Daniel Pinard for more information.

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Small Business Advising

New and existing businesses in Rocky Mount and Franklin County are eligible for FREE and CONFIDENTIAL advising from the Roanoke Region Small Business Development Center. Learn more and get matched with and advisor.

Looking for a place to start? Check out the SBDC's Entrepreneur Guidebook!

Additional Resources

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