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Burke to Change Development Tiers

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,...

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BDI Chairman Visits Norway

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...

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BDI Director Search Underway

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....

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RENEW Expands, Offers Additional Programs

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...

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