Funding Provides More Opportunities for Engineering Camps and Competitions BURKE COUNTY, N.C. (May 17, 2019) – The Duke Energy Foundation has awarded a Powerful Communities grant to Burke Development, Inc. and Work in Burke. The $20,000 grant will provide opportunities for more students to participate in Burke County Public Schools engineering camps and competitions. Work […]

For Immediate Release BURKE COUNTY, N.C. (May 6, 2019) – Burke County has been awarded a $312,000 building reuse grant to support the expansion of Marves Industries, LLC in Hildebran. Marves Industries, a well-known manufacturer of non-woven fabrics, acoustical materials, felt, and composite materials, will add an additional 10,000 square feet and 25 new jobs. […]

Burke County Board of REALTORS® 305 E. Union Street, Suite B-116 Morganton, NC 28655 T (828)437-6411 E burkerealtors@gmail.com Burke Development Inc.2128 South Sterling Street, Suite 150Morganton, NC 28655T (828) 764-9370E Alan@Burkedevinc.com Date: February 14, 2019 To All Regional Media For Immediate Release Burke County Board of REALTORS® Releases Housing Study Report Shows Broad Range of […]

(VALDESE, NC, US…. Nov. 15, 2018) This week, Meridian Specialty Yarn Group (MSYG) won a top award from The North Carolina Manufacturing Extension Partnership (NCMEP) for Meridian’s commitment to building a new, world-class, state-of-the-art, textile plant in North Carolina at a time when other regional textile plants were closing or moving overseas. At a ceremony […]

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 […]