For Immediate Release  Two Burke County Manufacturers to Grow $650,000 in Building Reuse Grants Announced for County BURKE COUNTY, N.C. (June 24, 2016) – The Governor’s Office and the North Carolina Department of Commerce have announced the award of Building Reuse grants to support the growth of two Burke County manufacturers. PEDS Legwear received a […]

For Immediate Release Meridian Specialty Yarn Group to Expand Valdese Facility Manufacturing Company to Invest $8 Million and Create up to 25 Jobs BURKE COUNTY, N.C. (January 29, 2016) – Burke Development Inc., in partnership with the Town of Valdese and Burke County, announce an expansion of the Meridian Specialty Yarn Group, Inc. (MSYG) manufacturing […]

The Carolina Textile District, a project launched by BDI and other local organizations, was featured in the Fall 2015 edition of the Economic Development Journal. The Journal is a publication of IEDC – the International Economic Development Council. See the article…

Economic Development in Burke: Supporting Small Business Today’s editorial provides more information about the 2015-2016 Burke Development Action Plan in a continued effort to inform the community about how we carry out economic development work at BDI. In this piece we focus on what BDI does to support small business, entrepreneurship and industry clusters. Organizations […]

For Immediate Release BDI News from the NCEDA Fall Conference BURKE COUNTY, N.C. (October 22, 2015) – Burke Development staff this week participated in the 2015 North Carolina Economic Development Association Fall Conference in Asheville. Attended by professionals from across the state, the conference featured various presentations and updates from statewide and regional economic development […]

For Immediate Release  Burke Development Releases Video Featuring Local Industry BURKE COUNTY, N.C. (October 20, 2015) – Burke Development released a video that highlights the local business climate and explains why Burke County is a great place to do business. “Welcome to Burke County” features beautiful scenes from throughout the County, downtown areas and several […]

For Immediate Release   Burke Development Receives Two Excellence in Economic Development Awards from the International Economic Development Council BURKE COUNTY, N.C. (October 14, 2015) – The International Economic Development Council has selected Burke Development, Inc. as a two-time Excellence in Economic Development award recipient. BDI was recognized at the IEDC Annual Conference on October […]

BURKE COUNTY, N.C. (September 29, 2015) – Burke Development, Inc. will host a Business to Business Networking event on Tuesday, October 27. Designed for local manufacturers, the event will provide companies an opportunity to grow their business with local firms or find local providers of goods or services. Held at the Conference Center at the […]

For Immediate Release Spartacraft Receives Building Reuse Grant to Aid in Expansion Wood Products Company to Add a Minimum of 20 Jobs BURKE COUNTY, N.C. (August 21, 2015) – Spartacraft Custom WoodWorks has received a $200,000 Building Reuse grant from the N.C. Rural Infrastructure Authority. The company, which conducts finishing work on furniture and doors, […]