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 […]

For Immediate Release  BDI Publishes Workforce Campaign Report  Research Gauges Perceptions of Students, Parents and Millennials Toward Job Opportunities   BURKE COUNTY, N.C. (December 16, 2016) – Burke Development, Inc. (BDI) has published a report from the first phase of its workforce marketing campaign, which evaluates the perceptions citizens have of the job opportunities available […]

For Immediate Release  Burke Development, Inc. Wins SEDC Communications Award Welcome to Burke County Video Recognized BURKE COUNTY, N.C. (August 3, 2016) – The Southern Economic Development Council (SEDC) gave an Award of Excellence to Burke Development, Inc. (BDI) for the organization’s Welcome to Burke County video. The SEDC Communication Awards recognize excellence in message, […]

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 […]