With the rise of remote work, developers are betting they can lure young talent and raise economic prospects for the state’s depressed areas.
By Amanda Abrams
Less than a decade ago, the economic malaise in Rocky Mount, N.C., was tangible. Rocky Mount Mills, a big cotton mill that had given the town its identity, had shut down in 1996, costing the area hundreds of jobs. Downtown was deserted. Nobody was hiring.
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