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  • 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......

  • SynergyLabs Locates in Burke County

    Major Pet Products Manufacturer SynergyLabs Locates in Burke County Company Will Bring 237 New Jobs to Morganton BURKE COUNTY, N.C. (June 18, 2018) – North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper announced that SynergyLabs, a manufacturer of specialty pet products, will locate an operation in Hildebran creating  237......

  • 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......

  • 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......

  • Burke County Board of REALTORS® Releases Housing Study

    Burke County Board of REALTORS® 305 E. Union Street, Suite B-116 Morganton, NC 28655 T (828)437-6411 E burkerealtors@gmail.com Burke Development Inc.2128 South Sterling Street, Suite 150Morganton, NC 28655T (828) 764-9370E Alan@Burkedevinc.com Date: February 14, 2019 To All Regional Media For Immediate Release Burke County Board......

  • MSYG wins Leadership in Innovation Award from the North Carolina Manufacturing Extension Partnership

    (VALDESE, NC, US…. Nov. 15, 2018) This week, Meridian Specialty Yarn Group (MSYG) won a top award from The North Carolina Manufacturing Extension Partnership (NCMEP) for Meridian’s commitment to building a new, world-class, state-of-the-art, textile plant in North Carolina at a time when other regional......

  • 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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