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Old 03-24-2011, 08:22 AM
 
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Im surprised not everyone has move out of Rocky Mount. What a horrible place.
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Old 03-26-2011, 02:04 AM
 
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Im surprised not everyone has move out of Rocky Mount. What a horrible place.
I've heard there is some sincere efforts to get it redeveloped in several areas.
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Old 03-27-2011, 01:04 PM
 
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I've heard there is some sincere efforts to get it redeveloped in several areas.
But why would someone move there?
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Old 03-27-2011, 02:25 PM
 
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But why would someone move there?
Rocky Mount is great, location-wise. The intersection of I-95 and US-64. You fix up the dilapidated areas through gentrification. Create incentives to attract businesses. Rocky Mount is far from a lost cause. The questions is do the people who can change it, want to.

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Old 03-27-2011, 02:54 PM
 
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Rocky Mount is great, location-wise. The intersection of I-95 and US-64. You fix up the dilapidated areas through gentrifiation. Creat incentives to attract businesses. Rocky Mount is far from a lost cause. The questions is do the people who can change it, want to.
That is the million dollar question.
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Old 03-27-2011, 09:55 PM
 
Location: NC, USA
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Aha!!!! I see Mebane is still flying under the radar!!!
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Old 03-27-2011, 10:24 PM
 
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Aha!!!! I see Mebane is still flying under the radar!!!
Perhaps not too far under the radar. Mebane is the connecting point between Triad and Triangle.
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Old 03-28-2011, 11:08 AM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
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Rocky Mount is great, location-wise. The intersection of I-95 and US-64. You fix up the dilapidated areas through gentrification. Create incentives to attract businesses. Rocky Mount is far from a lost cause. The questions is do the people who can change it, want to.
Probably not. Rocky Mount and many of the other depressed cities in that region are very polarized rich/poor and most don't care or know how to change things.

I think Rocky Mount is part of the Global Transpark development region, but so far that hasn't panned out.
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Old 03-28-2011, 09:52 PM
 
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That is the million dollar question.
If I had money, I would invest somewhere else. I-95/64 or not. I would go to Smithfield area (close to Raleigh as well), and less of the perceived (or real) crime.
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Old 03-29-2011, 10:29 AM
 
Location: South Beach and DT Raleigh
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If I had money, I would invest somewhere else. I-95/64 or not. I would go to Smithfield area (close to Raleigh as well), and less of the perceived (or real) crime.
If I were going to invest in Smithfield, it would have to be a really long term hold. Johnston County is growing but the western side of the county is feeling the love a lot more than in Smithfield. Essentially, Clayton is sucking the life out of Smithfield.
Smithfield actually lost population in the 2010 Census. It's the only Triangle CSA municipality over 10,000 that did so.
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