It’s rare that you can go to work every day wearing the same clothes as some of the world’s top athletes – unless you work at Burke Development, Inc. Thanks to local sock manufacturer DeFeet International, the employees at BDI have unique footwear emblazoned with the BDI logo. DeFeet International produces performance lightweight and durable […]

On average over the past few months the Burke County Employment Security Commission has had around 120 job listings posted at any given time. The organization is a great place for job seekers to begin their search, so we are sharing some information from Manager Chuck Brown about the types of jobs the ESC has […]

You might remember Sara from the Fall when she worked part-time as BDI’s Marketing Communications Manager. She has now been hired full-time to take over as Project Manager and will also continue her efforts on the Marketing Communications side. Sara grew up in Morganton and graduated from Freedom High School. She attended the University of […]

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. The grant will be used to launch a Manufacturing Training Program at Western Piedmont Community College beginning in January 2012, which will connect unemployed and underemployed workers to full-time jobs […]

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. Owners, Presidents and other Executives at the roundtable meeting took time out of their busy schedules to meet with BDI […]