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, […]

For Immediate Release  Duralee Fabrics Limited Moving to Burke County Company to Add Jobs at Morganton Facility BURKE COUNTY, N.C. (June 19, 2015) – Duralee Fabrics Limited and Duralee Fine Furniture, a manufacturer that has had a presence in Burke County since 2005, is expanding operations at its Morganton facility. The company committed to adding […]

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 […]

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 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 […]