Burke County, located in the Western Piedmont region of North Carolina, is a thriving community with an outstanding quality of life and a strong manufacturing base. It is home to many globally competitive companies including 10 foreign-owned manufacturers.
Located one hour from Charlotte and four hours from Atlanta, Burke County offers ease to markets. It has access to several major interstates including I-77, I-85 and I-40, which crosses Burke County for more than 30 miles.
Home to 90,000 people, nearly 30% of the county’s workforce is employed in the manufacturing sector. Burke Development, the economic development entity, works closely with statewide organizations, local governments and utility providers to create a supportive environment for growing local businesses and companies interested in expanding in the area.