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  • Historic Drexel Rail Site Readies for Its Next Chapter

    Great article from ElectriCities on the history and development of the Drexel, NC site. Enjoy!!! https://www.electricities.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/02/2023_EC_Developments_WINTER-REV.pdf...

  • First Manufacturing Business Set to Break Ground in Burke Business Park

    UNIX Dr., LLC to Build Distribution Center BURKE COUNTY, N.C. (January 12, 2023) In May 2020, UNIX Packaging, LLC announced they were opening their third U.S. state of the art beverage manufacturing plant in Burke County. The new facility was planned to create over 150......

  • $500,000 Building Reuse Grant Announced for Expansion

    NC Community College Customized Training Program to Assist with Training For Immediate Release BURKE COUNTY, N.C. (December 8, 2022) Governor Roy Cooper’s Office and the North Carolina Department of Commerce have announced the award of a Building Reuse grant to support Project Fill, an expansion......

  • OPPORTUNITY INTERN SUCCESS STORY:

    Opportunity Internship (Opt-In) – Thanks to our partners in making this a success. #burkecountypublicschools #westernpiedmontcommunitycollege #workinburke and all employers who participated. What a truly wonderful success story!!! Congratulations to you Chris Thames!! Thank you to all partners, Meridian (Employer), Ron Williams (Work Buddy) and Alan......

  • Burke County Manufacturer Plans 10k Sq. Ft. Expansion

    $500,000 Building Reuse Grant Announced for Project Vette Burke County, N.C. (October 20, 2022) Governor Roy Cooper’s Office and the North Carolina Department of Commerce has announced the award of a $200,000 Building Reuse grant to support the growth of Burke County manufacturer Molded Fiber......

  • OPT-IN Program Celebrates Graduation

    Fifteen Complete 8 Week Internship Morganton, NC (August 8, 2022) – OPT-IN partners, interns, mentors, family and friends met Monday afternoon at COMMA to celebrate the graduation of the first 8-week internship program. Burke Development Inc. (BDI), Burke County Public Schools (BCPS), Work in Burke and Western......

  • Gerresheimer to Expand Morganton Plant: $94M Investment

    Read details here: https://morganton.com/news/local/gerresheimer-to-expand-its-morganton-plant-hire-new-workers/article_f2678b70-18d9-11ed-8617-c3355b1f7fd6.html...

  • Hickory, Burke County leaders unveil $1.5 million hangar at Hickory Regional Airport

    HICKORY — Officials from Hickory and Burke County celebrated the completion of a new 12,000-square-foot hangar at the Hickory Regional Airport on Monday. Check out the following link for full story and video: https://morganton.com/news/hickory-burke-county-leaders-unveil-1-5-million-hangar-at-hickory-regional-airport/article_f4d4b18b-7d23-50cb-8e48-c05e958e0d77.html...

  • Project Highlander Announcement:

    VANGUARD FURNITURE CO., INC. TO LOCATE IN BURKE COUNTY For Immediate Release BURKE COUNTY, N.C. (April 20, 2022) – North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper’s Office announced funding today to aid in the expansion for Project Highlander in Burke County. The project is set to support Vanguard Furniture......

  • NCRR Invests $2.92 Million in “Build Ready Sites”

    The North Carolina Railroad Company Launches New Economic Development Initiativeto Increase the Number of N.C. Rail-Served Sites Ready for Development. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE RALEIGH, N.C., MARCH 1, 2022 – The North Carolina Railroad Company (NCRR) awarded approximately $2.92 million to rail-served sites in six counties......

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