Summit examines local economy

December 14, 2018

A roomful of business and community leaders and local officials from across the Twin Counties came out for the 2018 Rocky Mount Area Chamber of Commerce’s Economic Summit on Wednesday at the Rose Hill Conference Center. The summit consisted of Rocky Mount City Manager Rochelle Small-Toney giving an overview of some local economic updates in Rocky Mount. Small-Toney’s theme was about creating an inclusive economy in Rocky Mount and throughout the Twin Counties through five characteristics — participating, equity, growth, sustainability and stability. Small-Toney said the city of Rocky Mount will soon implement a one-stop shop in an area on the first floor of City Hall that the utility department once occupied that will be open in March. The area will be a central location for developers and businesses to process applications for plan reviews, permits, inspections and any other processes needed for property development. “Instead of venturing all over City Hall and going across the street at the new utility building office, folks will be able to come in and get these things done,” Small-Toney said. “Our goal is to dramatically improve our planning, permitting and inspecting operations.”


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