Only the second terminal of its kind in the CSX network, the Carolina Connector is expected to bring high-paying jobs to the area. The project will initially create 250-300 short-term construction jobs during the development phase and another 300 long-term positions once the terminal becomes operational. About 150 of those terminal positions will be directly employed by CSX and pay an average annual salary of $60,000, company officials said.

The goals of Rocky Mount Economic Development are to create a higher profile for the region by raising awareness of its many benefits, generate interest among businesses planning to relocate or expand, and focus on the retention of existing businesses by creating a climate that encourages growth and expansion.

The results of this Rocky Mount Economic Development  will help improve the quality of life for the citizens who live here, providing them with opportunities to improve job skills and increase their income. The numerous new businesses and job opportunities that are being created due to the growth in Rocky Mount Economic Development should continue to see an upswing and bring revenue and people to the community.

In addition, the agreement between DR Horton, America’s Number One Home Builders, at the already spectacular Belmont Lake Preserve NC golf community has seen the Rocky Mount Economic Development take yet another positive turn for the better as affordable, but impressive, quality homes are being built as this is written on site at Belmont Lake.