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Economic Development

According to 2020 U.S. Census data, Rolesville was the fastest growing town in the entire state among municipalities with populations of 5,000 or more, growing 150% from 2010-2020!

Town leaders are embracing the growth.  Rolesville holds great promise and opportunity for new commercial development, specifically retail businesses, restaurants, and medical providers to serve current and future households, as well as office and flex space for small to mid-sized companies.  

Main Street Project

Rolesville has embarked on a $21 million roadway improvement project to create a safer, more successful, and more attractive Main Street for residents, business owners and visitors.  The Town believes that making these improvements will not only improve safety for all modes of transportation, but will attract future development and raise the value of all existing properties on Main Street.  Visit the project website to learn more and sign up for periodic updates.

Commercial Growth Feasibility Study

The Town’s tax base is predominantly residential, resulting in a need to diversify and attract commercial development to continue to provide adequate services for residents now and in the future.  In alignment with the Town’s Strategic Plan, it is important that Rolesville identify land for non-residential use, which may include retail centers, mixed-use, life science and advanced manufacturing facilities, business parks and/or flex office space.

See the recent study on the potential for commercial growth along the US 401 Bypass:

Report - Rolesville Commercial Growth Feasibility Study

Community Information


For more on the business climate in the greater Triangle region, see Wake County's Economy & Business Report


Mical McFarland
Community and Economic Development Manager
  • Office

Office Address

502 Southtown Circle

Rolesville, NC 27571


Mailing Address

PO Box 250

Rolesville, NC 27571