BURKE COUNTY, N.C. (September 29, 2015) – Burke Development, Inc. will host a Business to Business Networking event on Tuesday, October 27. Designed for local manufacturers, the event will provide companies an opportunity to grow their business with local firms or find local providers of goods or services.

Held at the Conference Center at the Foothills Higher Education Center, the program will begin at 5:30pm and end at 8:00pm. The event will feature local food and beverages provided by local breweries and wineries; as well as live music. It is sponsored by Duke Energy and Wells Fargo.

“This will be a fun night for our local companies to meet with each other and share their story,” said BDI President Alan Wood. “It is very important that we partner with our existing industry to help them grow and this is one way in which we can help them do that.”

In addition to local manufacturing companies, any suppliers to these companies including utility organizations and financial institutions are also invited to attend. Participants will have the option of setting up a booth to display what they do. The event is free for all attendees.

The B2B Manufacturing event is part of Burke Development’s Existing Industry program, which is conducted to foster strong relationships between BDI, local manufacturers and other support organizations within the County.

For more information or to register, please contact Hope Hopkins at 828-764-9370 or email hope@burkedevinc.com.

About Burke Development, Inc.

Burke Development, Inc. (BDI) is a nonprofit organization supported by private and public funding that is charged with accelerating economic growth in Burke County. BDI works with industry leaders, site selection consultants, government agencies and other entities to facilitate expansion strategies for existing businesses and recruit target industries to Burke County. For more information about BDI visit www.BurkeDevInc.com.

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Contact:

Alan Wood

828.764.1818