Volume 2 Issue 12 December, 2011

In This Issue

President’s Corner
Celebrate Burke Biz
Spotlight on Manufacturing Series
Furniture Industry Leaders Meeting
Rural Community Mobilization Grant
Case Farms Grant
NC Dept. of Commerce Report

President’s Corner

It’s hard to believe it is already December. Here at BDI we are thrilled with the progress we made in 2011 and we’re looking forward to a great year ahead.

In this edition you’ll find some recent press announcements, a recap of our most recent “Celebrate Burke Business” event and information about an upcoming event in December that will teach you how to increase the visibility of your business.

From all the BDI staff and Board of Directors we wish you and your family a happy and healthy holiday season!

BDI President
Scott D. Darnell CEcD

Celebrate Burke Biz

On Thursday November 10, BDI staff, along with elected officials from the Town of Hildebran and Burke County, honored the employees of Adden Furniture with “Celebrate Burke Business”. Click here to read more and see pictures from the event »

Spotlight on Manufacturing Series

You might have seen the recent articles in Monday editions of the News Herald about the current state of manufacturing in Burke County today. The “Spotlight on Manufacturing” series was produced by The News Herald in partnership with BDI. Visit the links below to see each article or learn more about the manufacturing industry in our County!

Furniture Industry Leaders Meeting

On Tuesday November 8, leaders in the furniture industry were called together by BDI staff to discuss the current state of the industry and what can be done to address the challenges these companies face. Read More »

Organizations Partner for Project RENEW

Numerous Burke County organizations partnered together this fall to create Project RENEW, which has received a Rural Community Mobilization grant from the NC Rural Center. Read more »

BDI Aids Case Farms with Grant

Case Farms has been awarded a $500,000 grant from N.C. Rural Economic Development Center, which will be used for an expansion project that will add 100 jobs for Burke County. Read More »

NC Department of Commerce Report

Monthly the North Carolina Department of Commerce prepares the Overview of North Carolina’s Economy Report to summarize and analyze important economic indicators. See what a recent report had to say »