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 socks. Developed over a two-year period with […]

Leviton Completes Renovation   Leviton has completed renovations to the Morganton facility in North Carolina. Improvements have been made to the cafeteria, administration area, and exterior of the building. Upgrades include open market food service, larger flexible training areas, and enhanced security. For energy efficiency; new glass, siding, and LED lighting has been installed. The […]

It is exciting to see this article about the western NC School of Science and Mathematics in this week’s News Herald. The school will bring bright, talented students to the area and will also bring over 100 PhD level faculty to the community. What a wonderful asset to add to our growing County!  

Burke County has a tremendous opportunity for growth with the redevelopment of the historic Broughton campus. Local leaders and elected officials have spent several years laying the groundwork for a successful reuse of the campus. The Development Finance Institute, based within the UNC School of Government, has been instrumental during these early planning stages. Visit […]

This month we want to discuss one aspect of economic development strategy that has become increasingly relevant in recent years – finding enough qualified workers to fill the jobs that are available in today’s economy. Specifically, we want to discuss the skills gap. You might have heard this phrase, “the skills gap”, but what does […]

For Immediate Release Burke County Job Fair Set for June 21 BURKE COUNTY, N.C. (May 25, 2015) – The Foothills Recruitment Event is scheduled for Tuesday, June 21, from 9:00am to 12:00pm at the Conference Center at the Foothills Higher Education Center. The job fair, which typically draws over 50 local and regional employers, will […]

Save the Date!      BDI B2B Manufacturing Event October 4, 2016 5:00-8:00pm The staff and Board of Directors of Burke Development Inc. (BDI), along with our event sponsors, announce the date for our 2nd annual B2B Event. Networking, local beverages and entertainment are provided free of charge. Local manufacturers and manufacturing suppliers are invited […]

Economic Development in Burke: Leveraging Partnerships Like many sectors, partnerships are critical to our daily work. This month we want to talk about our key partners at the state, regional and local level. We would like to explain how we work with these organizations to grow the economy and create wealth in Burke County. On our […]

Meridian Specialty Yarn Group held a ground breaking ceremony on April 12. Their $8 million expansion will add 25 jobs at the Valdese facility, which currently employs 140. Read more from our partner at the News Herald…