For Immediate Release  New Furniture Jobs Coming to Burke County American Hospitality Furnishings Awarded $212,500 Building Reuse Grant BURKE COUNTY, N.C. (May 21, 2015) – American Hospitality Furnishings will move forward with renovating and occupying the former Drexel Heritage Facility located at 410 Hogan Street after closing on the building and receiving a $212,500 Building […]

 For Immediate Release  2015 Mission Transition Job Fair Scheduled for June 25   BURKE COUNTY, N.C. (April 21, 2015) – Burke Development, Inc., in partnership with various local agencies, has scheduled the 2015 Mission Transition Job Fair for Thursday, June 25, from 9:00am to 1:00pm at the Foothills Higher Education Center.   The event is […]

Western North Carolina – specifically Burke County – has been highlighted by Textile Insight Magazine as a Hot Spot for textile production. The article focuses on 10 textile hubs that are making themselves more attractive for textile manufacturing, whether starting from scratch or through revitalization. Check out the article here!  

BURKE COUNTY, N.C. (April 7, 2015) – Staff from Burke Development had the opportunity Tuesday to meet Chris Chung, CEO of the Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina. Chung presented to representatives from all 23 western North Carolina counties as part of an EDAC (Economic Development Advisory Council) meeting held at AdvantageWest. The newly formed […]

Click here for local coverage of the ribbon cutting from local media outlet Morganton News Herald. Click here to see news coverage from WBTV from the PEDS Legware ribbon cutting. Click here to read an article from the Governor’s office. Click here to learn more about PEDS. Click here to watch the PEDS Grand Opening […]

 For Immediate Release  Burke Development, Inc. Hires New President and CEO Alan Wood to Join Organization March 9 BURKE COUNTY, N.C. (February 5, 2015) – Bryan Steen, Chairman of Burke Development, Inc. (BDI) announces the hiring of Alan D. Wood, CEcD, as President and CEO of the organization. Wood, an 11-year economic development veteran, was […]

For Immediate Release Burke Manufacturers Executive Council Visits Siemens Companies Learn About Apprenticeship Program BURKE COUNTY, N.C. (February 3, 2015) – Burke Manufacturers Executive Council (BMEC) recently visited the Siemens manufacturing facility in Charlotte to learn about their apprenticeship program. Several companies from the group are working to implement a similar program in Burke County […]

Burke County has been notified that for the 2015 County Development Tier designations it will qualify as a Tier Two county. From 2007 to 2014 Burke County was a Tier One county. Rankings are based on four categories: adjusted property tax base per capita, population growth, median household income, and the average unemployment rate over […]

Bryan Steen, Burke County Manager and Chairman of Burke Development, Inc., visited Norway recently to meet the new CEO of Ekornes, which has a facility located in Morganton. “We wanted to thank them for their presence in Burke County and let them know that we are certainly interested in helping to facilitate their growth,” said […]