On Jan. 9, N.C. Commerce Sec. Sharon Decker presented Mount Airy with its NC Certified Retirement Community certificate. The distinction means that the state has certified that Mount Airy has the infrastructure and amenities sought by retirees. In addition, the Division will provide promotional assistance to help encourage retirees to visit and relocate to the area. Mount Airy met a rigorous set of requirements, including a comprehensive community survey and an asset assessment of the community’s preparedness for retiree attraction.
Now that the city has been named a Certified Retirement Community, the group and city staff will work with the Division of Tourism, Film & Sports Development to promote Mount Airy as a great relocation destination for retirees throughRetireNC.com and consumer trade shows, such as the AARP Life@50+ and Ideal Living Resort & Retirement Expo. Mount Airy is the latest town to be designated into the N.C. Certified Community Program, joining Asheboro, Eden, Lumberton, Marion, Pittsboro, and Sanford.