A Second Life for North Carolina’s Shuttered Factories
NCRE’s home city of Rocky Mount, North Carolina, and our office complex, the Rocky Mount Mills were recently featured in an article from the New York Times. The Mills complex is one of the best examples of Rocky Mount’s journey of growth from recent years. – An upwards trajectory that NCRE mirrors and shares.
“Less than a decade ago, the economic malaise in Rocky Mount, North Carolina, was tangible. Rocky Mount Mills, a big cotton mill that had given the town its identity, had shut down in 1996, costing the area hundreds of jobs. Downtown was deserted. Nobody was hiring.
Now, the mill is a bustling complex with restaurants and breweries. It has a small hotel composed of tiny houses on wheels, a wide lawn where concerts regularly take place and a Wiffle ball field.
Since 2013, Rocky Mount Mills’ current owner, Capitol Broadcasting Co., has redeveloped the site, giving it a dynamic atmosphere with stores and residences. Its leaders are aiming to create a sense of community that will entice out-of-town businesses and workers to settle there, raising the town’s economic prospects and spurring more growth.”
NCRE is proud to be one of the first companies to join the Mill’s office complex and share in the economic revitalization underway in our community.
Read the entire New York Times article here: https://www.nytimes.com/2021/06/15/business/north-carolina-factories-redevelopment.html
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