Community Development

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Community Development

146 N. Main Street
phone: (828) 287-2008
fax: (828) 287-2805
Contact Doug Barrick (828) 287-3520

Want to get involved? 

Join us for Business Association Meetings or become a volunteer with Rutherford Town Revitalization! Business Association Meetings are held on the second Tuesday of each month at 8 am. Meeting locations vary by which business volunteers to host each month.

What is Rutherford Town Revitalization?

RTR is a nonprofit organization that drives downtown Rutherfordton's economic progress and prosperity. RTR works with downtown businesses, residents, and town government to ensure that Rutherfordton is the Gold Standard for what a community should be. 

RTR is dedicated to preserving the unique character of the town of Rutherfordton while developing and enriching assets which promote economic and cultural health and growth.

Who we are: RTR consists of a diverse group of committed community volunteers who collectively represent a broad spectrum of professions and interests. Their purpose is to identify and develop projects and assets which support the mission. RTR activities include, but are not limited to, public events and celebrations, professional training, capital investment, and marketing and promotion. Working closely with the Town of Rutherfordton, the organization solicits and utilizes financial fesources in the furtherance of these activities.