BURKE COUNTY, N.C. (August 20, 2018) – Burke Development, Inc. held an Open House on August 14th in appreciation of their Thrive’22 Campaign investors. The afternoon was a productive event of networking and information sharing between investors, municipalities and BDI staff.  The goal of the campaign, which kicked off in November 2017, is to promote […]

For Immediate Release BURKE COUNTY, N.C. (August 16, 2018) – North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper announced that Jackson Corrugated, LLC will locate an operation in Morganton creating 42 jobs and investing $11.5M over the next five years. Jackson Corrugated, LLC will locate in the American Roller Bearing building on Chain Drive. “This is a great project and we […]

For Immediate Release BURKE COUNTY, N.C. (July 27, 2018) – Work in Burke, a partnership between Burke County Public Schools and Western Piedmont Community College, now has 13 companies signed on as Partners. The Partner program asks companies to commit to taking an active and engaged role in educating young people and their parents about the […]

For Immediate Release BURKE COUNTY, N.C. (July 13, 2018) – During the June Board of Directors meeting, the BDI action plan and strategies were reviewed. Feedback was given from the Board to evaluate areas of strength as well as areas needing attention as plans are developed for the upcoming year. Alan Wood stated it had […]

For Immediate Release Burke County, N.C. (July 06, 2018) The North Carolina Economic Development Association has elected new leaders for 2018-19, and Alan Wood, president and CEO of Burke Development Inc., will serve a three-year term on the group’s board of directors. NCEDA is the state’s leading membership organization for economic development practitioners and their […]

For Immediate Release Burke Development, Inc. Welcomes New Office Manager BURKE COUNTY, N.C. (April 4, 2018) – Alan Wood, President and CEO of Burke Development, Inc. announces the hiring of Peggy Byrd as Office Manager. Byrd brings eight years of experience in various roles related to economic development. She previously served as the Business Services […]

For Immediate Release Burke County Welcomes New Company ZRODELTA Manufacturer of Firearm Products to Locate in Rutherford College BURKE COUNTY, N.C. (January 22, 2018) – ZRODELTA will open a company headquarters in Rutherford College creating 151 jobs and investing $34M over the next five years. Ammunition and firearms will be manufactured and distributed from the […]

Greenworks Tools Announces 187 New Jobs Outdoor Power Tool Company to Invest $10M in Distribution Facility BURKE COUNTY, N.C. (December 21, 2017) – Sunrise Global Marketing LLC, manufacturers of Greenworks Tools, the leader in battery-powered outdoor power tools for DIY-consumers and landscaping professionals, will locate a distribution facility and bring 187 new jobs to Burke […]

For Immediate Release  A Caring Alternative to Expand at One North Square $230,000 Building Reuse Grant Will Support Renovations BURKE COUNTY, N.C. (December 19, 2017) – The City of Morganton has been awarded a $230,000 building reuse grant to support the renovation of One North Square. A Caring Alternative, a comprehensive care agency providing behavioral […]

For Immediate Release  VEKA to Locate in Burke County German Company Will Bring 102 New Jobs to Morganton BURKE COUNTY, N.C. (December 6, 2017) – VEKA, a global leader in the vinyl extrusion industry, will locate a new facility in Burke County. Over the next four years the company will create 102 jobs and invest […]