The Rocky Mount area possesses a workforce of approximately 135,000 individuals capable of achieving extraordinary results for any industry. Our close proximity to Raleigh/Durham and Greenville often brings those working in these areas to Rocky Mount for our quiet lifestyle setting. These same transplants soon learn how they can enjoy the tranquility of our community while staying close to home, either working for an existing business or venturing out on their own.
Source: Labor Area Unemployment Statistics (LAUS), NC Employment Security Commission
Rocky Mount has an available workforce for businesses of any size or composition. Local wages are very competitive, while our low comparable cost of living enables local workers retain their purchasing power over time.
Source: Quarterly Census Employment & Wages (QCEW), NC Employment Security Commission