Welcome to Rutherfordton,
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Rutherford Town Rising (RTR) is a 501c3 organization dedicated to leading and preserving the unique character of the historic downtown while developing and enriching assets which promote economic vitality, sense of community, and quality of life.
Working in partnership with local government, businesses, the North Carolina Department of Commerce and other agencies, and through the dedication of our board members and volunteers, RTR works to provide our businesses with the support, programming and promotional assistance they need to succeed and the vision to help our town flourish.
As a Main Street America™ Accredited program, Rutherford Town Revitalization is a recognized leading program among the national network of more than 1,200 neighborhoods and communities who share both a commitment to creating high-quality places and to building stronger communities through preservation-based economic development. All Main Street America™ Accredited programs meet a set of National Accreditation Standards of Performance as outlined by the National Main Street Center.