For Immediate Release

 Burke Development Releases Video Featuring Local Industry

BURKE COUNTY, N.C. (October 20, 2015) – Burke Development released a video that highlights the local business climate and explains why Burke County is a great place to do business. “Welcome to Burke County” features beautiful scenes from throughout the County, downtown areas and several local manufacturing companies.

BDI will use the new video in presentations, as well as during project submissions with the Department of Commerce and the Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina.

“The importance of visual media is continuously growing,” said BDI President and CEO Alan Wood. “The ability to demonstrate to a prospect exactly what the area looks like is powerful. I think it helps them envision what it could be like for their company to operate here in North Carolina.”

The video is also an opportunity to highlight some of the County’s growing local companies. It includes footage from Catawba Valley Brewery, Valdese Weavers, Geiger Furniture, Toner Machining – and the County’s largest employer – Carolinas Healthcare System Blue Ridge.

“We have such a diverse employment base here in Burke County so it was good to show everything from retail to healthcare to manufacturing,” said Wood. “Burke County is truly a beautiful area so there wasn’t a shortage of amazing filming locations. It is a place that is easy to show off!”

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

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