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 […]

For Immediate Release  BDI Holds Kickoff for Thrive’22 Campaign BURKE COUNTY, N.C. (November 29, 2017) – Burke Development, Inc. held a kickoff event on November 28 at the Morganton Community House for its Thrive’22 Campaign. BDI staff and campaign leaders were happy to announce they have already raised nearly 80 percent of the campaign goal […]

Office Manager Burke Development Inc. is the economic development agency charged with accelerating economic growth in Burke County.  The Office Manager will perform a variety of routine and complex administrative duties ensuring the office has the best working environment and professional setting.  Duties will include, but are not limited to: Managing organizational support services Financial […]

BDI will host a Housing Summit on Aug. 30 from 10:00am to 2:00pm to discuss the need for more housing in Burke County. The organization invites realtors, contractors, builders, lenders, banks, developers, appraisers and elected officials to join them for this engaging conversation. For more information or to inquire about attending please contact Sara Chester […]

          For Immediate Release  VanNoppen Marketing Retained as Creative Partner for Workforce Initiative BURKE COUNTY, N.C. (June 21, 2017) – VanNoppen Marketing, LLC has been retained by Burke Development, Inc. as the creative partner for Phase II of a countywide workforce initiative in Burke County. The initial focus of this effort will be the creation of […]

For Immediate Release Burke County Receives $300,000 EPA Grant Funding Will Help with Assessment and Cleanup of Brownfields BURKE COUNTY, N.C. (June 5, 2017) – Burke County received a $300,000 grant from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to assist with the assessment and cleanup of brownfield sites. The funds will focus on the urban corridor […]

For Immediate Release BDI President & CEO Alan Wood Awarded Recertification in Economic Development Designation  BURKE COUNTY, N.C. (May 19, 2017) – Alan Wood, President and CEO of Burke Development Inc. (BDI), has been awarded recertification by the International Economic Development Council (IEDC). Mr. Wood first achieved the Certified Economic Developer designation in 2009. CEcD recertification, […]

BDI Receives Grant to Support Workforce Development Initiative For Immediate Release Burke County, N.C. (May 5, 2017)- Burke Development Inc. (BDI) has been awarded a grant from the newly created “Maximize Carolina” program. The $75,000 grant (with 15% of the amount being provided by matching funds from project partners) will assist in kicking off Phase […]

For Immediate Release BURKE COUNTY, N.C. (April 18, 2017) – North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper announced an expansion of the Continental facility located in Morganton. The company will add a new product line that results in the creation of 160 new jobs and a $40M investment in equipment and facility upgrades. “This is a great […]