A sleepy North Carolina city flexes its logistics muscle

Rocky Mount poised to assert itself in life sciences distribution

Nestled in the state’s rural northeast corner, Rocky Mount, North Carolina is known to many travelers as four exits on Interstate 95. Not many would imagine it being a major distribution center (DC) player. They may want to take another look.

A DC site planner could do a whole lot worse than selecting this city of 55,000 bisecting Nash and Edgecombe counties. Land is abundant and inexpensive relative to other industrial markets,...


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