Crossing at 64

Mixed-use development Planned
28 acres available For Sale

Harambee Square

Historic Revitalization – Mixed-Use
Commercial rental space
24 apartments for seniors

Holly Street Revitalization

24 duplex (48 units) – rental
14 single family homes

Thorne Ridge Apartments

72 2-3 bedroom Apartments

Genesis Estates

36 single-family homes
26 lots are still remaining

Douglas Block

Historic Preservation Project
$7 Million Renovation Project
Commercial & Residential

Our Story

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.

Our Projects

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 Block

Historic Preservation Renovation of the historic African- American business district. RMECDC partnered with the City of Rocky Mount to complete a $7m renovation project.

Harambee Square

Renovated 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.

Genesis Estates

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!

Our Achievements

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

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