CPRC News & Updates

December 5, 2023

Welcome to the NEW Central Pines Regional Council newsletter! We hope you like this new layout! The Pine Needler will be sent out twice a month and will be full of upcoming events and regional news, all for your information.

Foreign Trade Zone #93 Celebrates 40 Years!

Central Pines Regional Council has been the grantee of FTZ #93 since November 16, 1983. For the past 40 years, business in the area have remained globally competitive by deferring, reducing, and/or completely eliminating their duty payments through the FTZ program. Watch the video to learn more about how FTZ can be an asset to your business and the region as a whole.  

CPRC Open House & Ribbon Cutting!

Join us for a momentous occasion as Central Pines Regional Council proudly unveils its newly renovated office space! We invite you to celebrate with us at our Open House and Ribbon Cutting event on Wednesday, January 24 from 2:00 to 5:00 pm. The festivities will be a floating affair, allowing you the flexibility to drop by at your convenience. The Ribbon Cutting will be done at approximately 4:45 pm with tours and drop-in programming happening throughout the event.

Let us know you're coming!

Reminder: Regional Transportation Goals Survey

The Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (CAMPO) and Durham-Chapel Hill-Carrboro Metropolitan Planning Organization (DCHC MPO) are working on creating the Triangle region's next long-range metropolitan transportation plan, "Destination 2055." A survey is open until January 10, 2024 to get public input on the goals of the plan.

Learn More & Take the Survey

This Edition:

  • FTZ #93 Celebrates 40 Years!
  • CPRC Open House & Ribbon Cutting
  • Regional Transportation Goals Survey
  • SOG NC Finance Connect
  • Work Local
  • Upcoming Events

Popular Links & Resources


Hanukkah, the Jewish Festival of Lights, is celebrated around the world for 8 days, beginning the evening of Thursday, December 7 and ending the evening of Friday, December 15, 2023. This holiday commemorates the rededication of the Second Temple in Jerusalem and the miracle of the oil that lasted 8 days. Hanukkah is celebrated with the lighting of the menorah and traditional foods.

Learn more about Hanukkah

School of Government NC Finance Connect

UNC School of Government has released their revamped NC Finance Connect, which is a great resource for our local government finance professionals, particularly those in smaller units to learn the basics of budgeting, expenditure authority, revenues, fiscal management, and internal controls. The site also provides resources to help finance staff implement required processes.

Learn More

Work Local

CPRC Openings

Career Opportunities in the Region

There are so many amazing career opportunities to serve your community and work for local government in the Central Pines Region. Check out the most recent job postings here!

More Job & Career Opportunities
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Learning Opportunities & Events




CPRC Open House & Ribbon Cutting

Wednesday, January 24

2:00 - 5:00 pm

@CPRC Office

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