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ORI About Us

The University of North Carolina at Pembroke enhances the economic, intellectual, and social quality of life in southeastern North Carolina through innovative programs, partnerships with organizations, and professional development services.

Created to mirror the University's commitment to the community, the Office for Regional Intiatives coordinates outreach programs that focus on:

  • Research and Economic Development
  • Community Health Improvement
  • Professional and Management Development
  • Workforce Development

The Office for Regional Initiative is located at the Carolina Commerce and Technology Center (COMtech), east of Pembroke, North Carolina on Highway 711.

From Raleigh, NC, Fayetteville, NC and points north:

  • Take I-95 south to Exit 17.
  • Turn right onto N.C. Highway 711.
  • Continue straight through the light and travel about 7 miles on Highway 711, where COMtech Park will be on your left.
  • Turn into COMtech Park; the first street to the right is Livermore Drive.
  • Turn right on to Livermore Drive and proceed about 100 yards, where UNCP's Office for Regional Initiatives is on your left.

From Charlotte, NC, Laurinburg, NC and points west:

  • Take Interstate 74 east to Exit 200 (Pembroke/Red Springs/N.C. Highway 710).
  • Turn left onto N.C. Highway 710 West.
  • Follow N.C. Highway 710 about two miles to a traffic light at U.S. Highway 74. Continue straight through the light.
  • Follow N.C. Highway 710 about one mile to a traffic light.
  • Continue straight through this light (the road will change to N.C. Highway 711 South).
  • Continue straight approximately five more miles (completely through and beyond the Town of Pembroke) along Highway 711, and COMtech Park will be on your right.
  • Turn into COMtech Park; the first street to the right is Livermore Drive.
  • Turn right on to Livermore Drive and proceed about 100 yards, where UNCP's Office for Regional Initiativesis on your left.

From Wilmington, NC and points east:

  • Take Interstate 74 west to Exit 200 (Pembroke/Red Springs/N.C. Highway 710).
  • Turn right onto N.C. Highway 710 West.
  • Follow N.C. Highway 710 about two miles to a traffic light at U.S. Highway 74. Continue straight through the light.
  • Follow N.C. Highway 710 about one mile to a traffic light.
  • Continue straight through this light (the road will change to N.C. Highway 711 South).
  • Continue straight approximately five more miles (completely through and beyond the Town of Pembroke) along Highway 711, and COMtech Park will be on your right.
  • Turn into COMtech Park; the first street to the right is Livermore Drive.
  • Turn right on to Livermore Drive and proceed about 100 yards, where UNCP's Office for Regional Initiativesis on your left.

From Savannah, GA, Florence, SC and points south:

  • Take I-95 north to Exit 17.
  • Turn left onto N.C. Highway 711.
  • Continue straight through the light and travel about 7 miles on Highway 711, where COMtech Park will be on your left.
  • Turn into COMtech Park; the first street to the right is Livermore Drive.
  • Turn right on to Livermore Drive and proceed about 100 yards, where UNCP's Office for Regional Initiativesis on your left.