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 […]

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 […]

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 […]