Since its inception in 1988, RMECDC has served as an economic engine in the eastern region of North Carolina. Economic development needs to be addressed by RMECDC, both past, and present, include: affordable housing development, neighborhood revitalization, and blight removal, commercial development, human resource development programs, homebuyer education, foreclosure mitigation counseling, small business technical assistance, job creation, technology and STEM education and community planning and development.
RMECDC believes in comprehensive community development and the preservation of what makes our community’s history. Check out our contributions to Rocky Mount in relation to
culture, art and history.
Douglas BlockHistoric Preservation Renovation of the historic African- American business district. RMECDC partnered with the City of Rocky Mount to complete a $7m renovation project.
Harambee SquareRenovated in 1994, Harambee Square is RMECDC’s first project. It is a $3 million downtown historic preservation and low-income housing tax credit development investment.
New neighborhood adjacent to Thorne Ridge Apartments (Under Construction) 36 Houses completed and sold . 26 lots are available to construct new homes.
RMECDC Industrial Incubator
The Edgecombe County Business/Industrial Incubator (ECBII) features 40,000 square feet of space for use as a center for small business development, specialized job training and commercial leasing.
The ROCKY MOUNT/EDGECOMBE COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION (RMECDC) is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization implementing a comprehensive community economic development strategy and work plan. RMECDC’s target area is the City of Rocky Mount and Edgecombe County, North Carolina.
Since its inception in 1988, RMECDC has served as an economic …
Donate to the RMECDC
The RMECDC’s comprehensive approach to Community Economic Development has a proven track record of building affordable communities and providing training for jobseekers and aspiring entrepreneurs. If you would like to help us continue to enhance our community, donate today!
Throughout its 30-year history, RMECDC has facilitated economic development using strategies aimed at revitalizing
an entire community, including providing access to healthy food, health care education, training and employment, as
well as business development assistance. See our notable accomplishments below.
The Order of the Long Leaf Pine
President and Chief Executive Officer awarded The Order of the Long Leaf Pine. It is among the most prestigious awards presented by the Governor of North Carolina. The Order of the Long Leaf Pine is presented to individuals who have a proven record of extraordinary service to the state. Contributions to their communities, extra effort in their careers, and many years of service to their organizations are some of the guidelines by which recipients are selected for this award.
Housing Counseling Center: Over 900 Homes Saved Through Foreclosure Mitigation Counseling
Edgecombe County Innovation Incubator Center: 40,000 Square Foot Facility Housing Commercial Space and Workforce Development & Entrepreneurship Training
Built Affordable Communities: Genesis Estates & Thorn Ridge Apartments, Holly Street, Harambee Square, Heritage Park, Craftwood
Hurricane Floyd Recovery and Rebuild Program: 3000 Families Served. Managed Housing Rebuild and Repair Program (Single-Family & Multi-family)
Douglas Bock Historic Preservation Renovation: Renovated Seven Historic Buildings for Residential and Commercial Use (in partnership with the City of Rocky Mount)
CULTURAL AND ARTS PROGRAMS: Harambee Festival (Held Since 1990), Thelonious Monk Jazz Concert