Volume 2 Issue 10 October, 2011

In This Issue

President’s Corner
NC Ranks Seventh in Top States for Business Survey
Manufacturers – Is Your Company Visible?
Burke Business Loan Program Going Strong
Job Club – Learn Networking and Interview Skills
Gerresheimer Glass Named ‘Best Plant’

President’s Corner

Hello and thanks for checking in with BDI this month. There are great things going on in economic development right here in Burke County and across the state of North Carolina. In this issue we celebrate a local business and share some good resources for citizens and business owners.

Please let us know if there is anything that we can do for you as we are always striving to do our best for Burke County and its citizens!

BDI President
Scott D. Darnell CEcD

North Carolina Manufacturers – Is Your Company Visible?

In October Burke County, along with Alexander, Caldwell and Catawba counties are involved in the launch of a new website that allows North Carolina manufacturers to market their products and capabilities. Learn more now »

NC Ranks Seventh in Top States for Business Survey

A recent survey conducted by Area Development Site and Facility Planning placed North Carolina as Seventh in the list of Top States for Business. Read more »

Burke Business Loan Program Going Strong

The program, which is designed to assist small business in Burke County by providing access to a flexible source of capital, has helped 12 businesses in recent months and will help more in the future. Read more »

Job Club – Learn Networking and Interview Skills

Did you know that 80% of available jobs are never advertised? The Department of Labor also reports that over 50% of employees find their jobs through networking. Learn how you can improve your networking skills »

Gerresheimer Glass Named ‘Best Plant’

Gerresheimer Glass Morganton Plant was recently given the “Best Plant” award by the corporation, naming it the top performing plant out of 45 facilities worldwide. Read more »