Burke Development Inc., commonly known as BDI, has been awarded an Economic Innovation Grant in the amount of $75,000.00 from the North Carolina Rural Economic Development Center. Partnering with the locally owned and operated, Opportunity Threads, BDI submitted an application for the Rural Center’s Economic Innovation Grant. The purpose of this project is multifaceted. “This […]

Local company DeFeet International was recently named NC Small Business of the Year by BusinessNC and BDI congratulated them with a Celebrate Burke Business event. Quarterly BDI, along with the BDI Board and Burke Chamber of Commerce, recognizes a local business with a celebration service known as “Celebrate Burke Business”. “We provide plenty of large […]

Recently, BDI Project Manager Misti Humphries completed an intensive course in sustainability and received certification as an Accredited Professional. The course is an ?industry first? developed in conjunction with the Sustainable Furnishings Council and approved by ranking staff of Rainforest Alliance, World Wildlife Fund and one of the co-founders of USGBC/LEED. The program was written […]

(August 24, 2010) – Burke County is now a “Certified Entrepreneurial Community” (CEC). This is an exceptional honor, as Burke is only the sixth county out of the 23-county Western North Carolina region to receive this designation. This designation attests to the county’s vibrant and active entrepreneur environment. CEC is administered by AdvantageWest, the regional […]