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 […]

The search for a new Executive Director at Burke Development is underway and leaders look forward to meeting candidates soon. Logan Development Group, the consulting firm hired to conduct the search, has posted the position with economic development organizations and has also distributed the description to his network. The profile and description were compiled from information shared […]

Burke Development recently announced the expansion of Project RENEW to offer additional programs and employment opportunities. In partnership with Western Piedmont Community College, BDI has expanded the RENEW program to offer two new programs – HVAC Technician Certification and Logistics Technician Certification. The NC Manufacturing Certification will continue to be offered as well. The new […]

The BDI Board of Directors is taking a participatory, community approach to defining the type of candidate who will be selected as the new Executive Director of the organization. Over the past two weeks each board member was asked to fill out a needs assessment to provide feedback on requirements and necessary skill sets for […]

  For Immediate Release     BDI Announces RENEW Class Gas Cards to help with Transportation Barriers     BURKE COUNTY, N.C. (July 17, 2014) – Burke Development, Inc. will hold its next RENEW session beginning in August. For the first 25, qualified registrants the organization will offer up to $100 in gas cards to […]

For Immediate Release   Mission Transition Job Fair Set for June 26   BURKE COUNTY, N.C. (June 17, 2013) – The Fourth Annual Mission Transition Burke County Job Fair will be held Thursday, June 26, from 9:00am to 1:00pm at the Conference Center at the Foothills Higher Education Center. Over 70 employers and community organizations […]

  Internet connectivity is crucial to the development of educational opportunities for all citizens in Burke County as well as a progressive business climate that coincides with a desirable quality of life.  The broadband satisfaction survey will produce information to enable interested parties, government and private sector entities to quantify service demand throughout Burke County.  […]