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Burke County Welcomes UNIX Packaging

For Immediate Release BURKE COUNTY, N.C. (May 27, 2020) – North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper announced that UNIX Packaging will open a location in Morganton creating at least 151 new jobs by the end of 2022 and approximately 226 new jobs over five years with an...

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Work in Burke Receives Duke Energy Foundation Grant

Funding Provides More Opportunities for Engineering Camps and Competitions BURKE COUNTY, N.C. (May 17, 2019) – The Duke Energy Foundation has awarded a Powerful Communities grant to Burke Development, Inc. and Work in Burke. The $20,000 grant will provide opportunities for more students to participate in Burke County Public Schools engineering...

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Marves Industries, LLC to Expand in Hildebran

For Immediate Release BURKE COUNTY, N.C. (May 6, 2019) – Burke County has been awarded a $312,000 building reuse grant to support the expansion of Marves Industries, LLC in Hildebran. Marves Industries, a well-known manufacturer of non-woven fabrics, acoustical materials, felt, and composite materials, will add...

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BDI Holds Open House for Thrive’22 Campaign

BURKE COUNTY, N.C. (August 20, 2018) - Burke Development, Inc. held an Open House on August 14th in appreciation of their Thrive'22 Campaign investors. The afternoon was a productive event of networking and information sharing between investors, municipalities and BDI staff.  The goal of the...

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Jackson Corrugated, LLC to Locate in Burke County

For Immediate Release BURKE COUNTY, N.C. (August 16, 2018) - North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper announced that Jackson Corrugated, LLC will locate an operation in Morganton creating 42 jobs and investing $11.5M over the next five years. Jackson Corrugated, LLC will locate in the American Roller Bearing building on...

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Work in Burke Continues to Grow

For Immediate Release BURKE COUNTY, N.C. (July 27, 2018) - Work in Burke, a partnership between Burke County Public Schools and Western Piedmont Community College, now has 13 companies signed on as Partners. The Partner program asks companies to commit to taking an active and engaged role...

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DeFeet Introduces Lightweight,High Performance Cycling Sock

  Posted July 2, 2018 HILDEBRAN, N.C. – DeFeet International, manufacturers of performance socks and accessories for the cycling, run and outdoor markets, announced the introduction of a new from-the-ground-up sock: The EVO®. The lightest production sock ever made by DeFeet, EVO® ushers in a new paradigm in high-performance cycling...

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BDI Provides Annual Report

For Immediate Release BURKE COUNTY, N.C. (July 13, 2018) – During the June Board of Directors meeting, the BDI action plan and strategies were reviewed. Feedback was given from the Board to evaluate areas of strength as well as areas needing attention as plans are developed...

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