Participants of Burke Development, Inc.’s Project RENEW were honored Thursday at a graduation ceremony held at the Foothills Higher Education Center. This is the second class graduating from the unique workforce development program, which is funded through a grant received from the NC Rural Center. The 24 graduates received a certificate of completion and had […]

Burke Development, Inc. (BDI) has partnered with the City of Morganton for Made in Burke, a monthly segment that will highlight local manufacturing companies. Beginning in mid-October the segments will air on CoMPAS Cable, and will be featured on the BDI website.

BURKE COUNTY, N.C. (September 21, 2012) –On Sept. 20 BDI staff members were joined by elected officials from Burke County and the City of Morganton at Opportunity Threads for Celebrate Burke Biz. The event, held monthly, is an opportunity for BDI to thank local companies for doing business in Burke, and also to honor company […]

‘Clean and Green’ Facility Doing Well in Burke BURKE COUNTY, N.C. (September 4, 2012) – As you step into the lobby at Geiger International in Hildebran it feels more like an office for a New York ad agency than a furniture manufacturer. Sleek, modern chairs stand out against the blue-hued walls. As you move past […]

Free Manufacturing Directory Provides Greater Online Visibility to Potential Customers BURKE COUNTY, N.C. (September 18, 2012) – If you’re a business owner, chances are you spend a good bit of time thinking about how you can increase sales. Often, that process centers on one (not so simple) question – How can I let more people […]

Carolina Artisan Group announced today it will create 200 new jobs in Valdese, North Carolina. Focusing on American made furniture, the Carolina Artisan Group is a joint venture between Art Van Furniture, Michigan’s largest furniture chain, and Kellex Corporation. The new company is a powerful partnership that will design and develop quality custom and semi-custom […]

JD’s Smokehouse to Open in Rutherford College BURKE COUNTY, N.C. (August 27, 2012) – The NC Rural Center has awarded Jim and Debbie Goare a Building Reuse and Restoration grant to aid in their efforts to open a barbeque restaurant in Burke County. The Goares will open JD’s Smokehouse in the building located at 500 […]