For Immediate Release Behind-the-Scenes Access to Burke County’s Furniture Companies BURKE COUNTY, N.C. (May 31, 2013) – The sound of stapler guns resonates through a large building as 25 students from the construction and masonry classes at Freedom High School walk through EJ Victor on a tour. The students gather around a work station to […]

                     For Immediate Release Leviton Awarded $500,000 Building Reuse Grant for Expansion BURKE COUNTY, N.C. (May 2, 2013) – Leviton was awarded a $500,000 Building Reuse and Restoration Grant from the NC Rural Center to aid in an expansion at their current facility in Morganton. The company has committed to creating 152 new jobs as part […]

                     For Immediate Release Burke Development, Inc. Secures NC Rural Center Grant for Creation of Textile Network Partners will Develop Value Chain System; Work to Revitalize Textile Industry BURKE COUNTY, N.C. (May 1, 2013) – In partnership with the Manufacturing Solutions Center and Rural Support Partners, Burke Development has secured a $125,000 Research and Demonstration Grant […]

                     For Immediate Release   Third Project RENEW Class Graduates Next Class Begins May 7 BURKE COUNTY, N.C. (April 25, 2013) – At a ceremony held today, graduates of Project RENEW received their certificates and had the opportunity to meet local employers. There were various companies and staffing agencies on hand at the graduation to interact […]

For Immediate Release  Our Biggest Challenge: Engaging Young People Burke Companies Looking for Ways to Reach New Workers BURKE COUNTY, N.C. (April 4, 2013) – If you live in Burke County you hear it often from students, “When I graduate I’m moving because there are no jobs here.” If you work in the manufacturing field […]

For Immediate Release  Contour Enterprises Receives Building Reuse Grant for Expansion Foam Company Opens Second Facility in Hildebran BURKE COUNTY, N.C. (March 22, 2013) – Contour Enterprises has received a $40,000 Building Reuse and Restoration Grant from the NC Rural Center to help with the purchase and renovation of a new facility located in Hildebran. […]

The 2013 Burke County Community Job Fair will be held Thursday, June 27, from 9:00am until 1:0opm at the Foothills Higher Education Center. For more info see the 2013 Job Fair Flyer. Last year there were close to 1,200 jobseekers in attendance! If you’re a JOBSEEKER you can jump to the front of the line at the job fair […]

Project RENEW Continues to be Resource for Local Companies Next Manufacturing Certification Class Begins May 7 BURKE COUNTY, N.C. (March 14, 2013) – Environmental Inks is in the process of expanding and will soon add 18 jobs at their Morganton facility. Company officials were optimistic about their growth but found their selves asking, “Where are […]