Robeson County Board of Commissioners
The Commissioners of Robeson County have consistently and aggressively supported every opportunity to expand economic growth in the county and the region. This commitment is reflected not only in the incentive programs adopted and funded by the commissioners, but also in their willingness to support growth initiatives with an attitude that says…”we will always act to encourage and assist every legitimate business initiative in the county that creates jobs and a better standard of living for our people.” Any new or expanding business or industry will find this level of political support extraordinary, and a welcome incentive in and of itself. The commissioners take economic growth seriously and see it as an integral aspect of their service to the people of this county and the region. Whenever there are relocation or expansion considerations to evaluate, the commissioners pro-growth actions and attitudes are simply unmatched.
Robeson Community College
Robeson Community College NC is a comprehensive, open door two-year public community college with a mission to enhance the lifelong educational opportunities for adults appropriate to their needs, interests, and abilities. The college achieves its mission through a commitment to quality educational programs and student support services that permit individuals to pursue their educational goals in a student-centered environment. The college also seeks to strengthen its mission by providing multicultural, social, economic, and community/public service opportunities for the citizens of Robeson County and surrounding region. The campus is located at the intersection of US 301 and Interstate 95 in Lumberton making it one of the most visible institutions in the North Carolina Community College System. Campus facilities occupy more than 188,662 square feet in classrooms, offices, and laboratories. RCC is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award the associate degree and by the North Carolina Board of Nursing, Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs and the Joint Committee for Respiratory Therapy Education, Accreditation Review Committee on Education in Surgical Technology, and the North Carolina Board of Cosmetic Arts and Redken Laboratories in New York, New York.
University of North Carolina at Pembroke
The University of North Carolina at Pembroke is a master’s level degree-granting university and one of 17 schools that comprise the University of North Carolina system. With a total enrollment of 6,222, the university offers 41 bachelor’s and 18 master’s degrees. With student-faculty ratio of 15:1 and the average class size hovering at 20 students, Pembroke occupies the enviable position of being able to treat each student as an individual. Because of the rigors of the curriculum and the personal attention students receive, graduates go on to create vibrant, interesting lives for themselves. Located in a small community, Pembroke is one of the safest campuses among UNC schools, and, according to U.S. News and World Report, it is among the nation’s most diverse.
Public Schools of Robeson County
An enrollment of approximately 24,000 students makes the Public Schools of Robeson County one of the largest school systems in the state. The some 2,700 principals, teachers and behind-the-scenes personnel provide the young people in our 44 schools an effective education. They also make us one of the largest employers in Robeson County. The ability to collaborate with the University of North Carolina at Pembroke and Robeson Community College gives us access to programs and facilities that have the potential of adding to what we already offer our students.
Lumbee River Electric Membership Corporation
Lumbee River Electric Membership Corporation is an electric cooperative owned by the more than 42,300 people we serve in Robeson, Scotland, Hoke, and Cumberland counties. We call these customers members because they elect the directors who guide this not-for-profit cooperative. We are committed to providing electric and other value-added services that improve the quality of life in the communities we serve. Our dedicated employee team delivers high-quality, competitively-priced products and services. We are committed to continuous improvement and to making Lumbee River EMC our customers’ first choice.