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  • Burke County Manufacturer Plans 100k sq. ft. Expansion

    $500,000 Building Reuse Grant Announced for County For Immediate Release BURKE COUNTY, N.C. (February 19, 2021) Governor Roy Cooper’s Office and the North Carolina Department of Commerce have announced the award of a Building Reuse grant to support the growth of a Burke County manufacturer.......

  • Burke Development Inc. Desires to Engage Internet Service Providers to Provide High Speed Internet to Portions of County

    Burke County, NC (January 28, 2021) Burke Development Inc. (BDI) has received a $100,000 grant from the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) to extend internet service to residential and business customers in unserved and underserved areas and is seeking a qualified Internet Service Provider (ISP) to......

  • East Coast Bedding plans to locate to Burke

    A state grant that will help a company moving to Burke County get started was announced late Thursday afternoon. The North Carolina Rural infrastructure Authority approved 30 grants to local governments in the state, with Burke County being one of them. The $100,000 grant for......

  • Burke Development Inc. (BDI) Reissues Broadband Request for Proposals

    Burke Development Inc. Desires to Engage Internet Service Providers to Provide High Speed Internet To Portions of the County For Immediate Release BURKE COUNTY, NC (November 30, 2020) – Burke Development Inc. (BDI) is reissuing a Request for Proposal (RFP) for qualified Internet Service Providers......

  • Ekornes to add 100k square feet, hire 65+ new employees at Morganton, N.C., facility

    Powell Slaughter//Senior Editor•Furniture Today November 4, 2020 SOMERSET, N.J. – Contemporary luxury upholstery manufacturer Ekornes is adding 100,000 square feet and 65 new jobs at its Morganton, N.C., J.E. Ekornes USA facility to support increasing North American business and reduce lead times. The Morganton operation......

  • Burke Development, Inc. (BDI) Releasing Broadband Request for Proposals

    BDI Desires to Engage Internet Service Providers With an Interest in Providing High Speed Internet to Portions of County For Immediate Release BURKE COUNTY, NC (September 23, 2020) – Burke Development Inc. (BDI) is releasing a Request for Proposal (RFP) for qualified Internet Service Providers......

  • How Four Community Colleges are Blazing a Collaborative Trail

    Nation Hahn, Alli Lindenberg and Robert Kinlaw September 14, 2020 Garrett Hinshaw, president of Catawba Valley Community College (CVCC), and Michael Helmick, when he was president of Western Piedmont Community College (WPCC), led two institutions that sit roughly 25 minutes from each other.  Collectively, the two colleges’ service areas......

  • Duke Energy Site Readiness Program: A win for economic development, jobs in North Carolina

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Duke Energy has selected six properties in North Carolina for participation in its 2020 Site Readiness Program to enhance the readiness of the sites for business and industrial development. The Site Readiness Program has helped prepare properties that have won 23 major projects......

  • Groundbreaking Ceremony Burke Business Park Water Tank

    From left to right: Alan Wood (President & CEO Burke Dev. Inc.), Jeremy Binkley (Phoenix Tank, LLC), Alderman Rick Cline (Town of Drexel), Johnnie Carswell (Chairman, Burke County Board of Commisioners), Mayor Ronnie Thompson (City of Morganton), Town Manager Kenneth Geathers (Town of Rutherford College),......

  • 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......

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