Rockingham County Economic Development
NCEDA named Rockingham County Economic Development Director, Leigh Cockram, its 2021 Economic Developer of the Year.
“Leigh is a hardworking, dedicated and energetic person, as well as being remarkably talented and tenacious in pursuit of her goal to make Rockingham County the best it can be,” said Mike Dougherty, Leigh’s co-worker and nominator. “Since Leigh assumed her job, Rockingham County has experienced unprecedented industrial and residential growth.”
Leigh is responsible for large wins and projects for her community. She assisted 84 struggling small businesses with 1,200 grants to help them through the pandemic and played a key role in recruiting Nestle-Purina to Rockingham County.