Rocky Mount's diversified manufacturing base includes furniture, pharmaceuticals, textiles, chemicals and fabricated metals. In addition, a number of financial institutions have offices in the city. Rocky Mount also has one of the world's largest bright-leaf tobacco markets. Barcalounger, a prominent furniture manufacturing company, is headquartered in Rocky Mount.
Details about Rocky Mount: For the population 25 years of age and older, 20% have earned a bachelor's degree or better. The estimated median household income in 2007 was $40,000. The cost of living index in 2008 was 80.0 (national average: 100).
The leading fields of employment in Rocky Mount are educational services, healthcare, manufacturing, construction, accommodation and food services, finance and insurance and social assistance.
About 27% of the workforce is employed in management, professional and related occupations. Approximately 23% of the workers are employed in sales and office occupations. Production, transportation and material moving jobs comprise about 19% of the labor force.
The following is a list of the Rocky Mount region's major employers:
- Nash Health Care Systems, Inc
- LLCO Unican Holding Corporation
- Kalba LLCO Corp
- Honeywell International Inc
- Walmart Stores, Inc
- Robertson-Ceco LI Corporation
- Inco, Inc
- Barcalounger Corporation
- American Fibers and Yarns Company
- City of Rocky Mount
- Interstate Brands Corporation
- Belk, Inc
- Boddie-Noell Enterprises, Inc
- Harris Teeter, Inc
- Smithson, Inc
- Eastern Electric Supply, Inc
- SE & M Constructors, Inc
- Consolidated Diesel Co
- Sara Lee Bakery Company
- East Industries
Occupations which are more common in Rocky Mount when compared to most other cities include team assemblers, physical therapists assistants, home health aides; weighers, measurers, checkers and samplers, record keeping; pipe layers, electricians helpers, and healthcare support workers.
Rocky Mount businesses may want to contact some of the following helpful associations:
- Rocky Mount Area Chamber of Commerce
- North Carolina Economic Developers Association, Inc
- Manufacturers and Chemical Industry Council of North Carolina
The Rocky Mount Telegram newspaper is a good resource for local business news.