For Immediate Release Burke Development, Inc. Welcomes New Office Manager BURKE COUNTY, N.C. (April 4, 2018) – Alan Wood, President and CEO of Burke Development, Inc. announces the hiring of Peggy Byrd as Office Manager. Byrd brings eight years of experience in various roles related to economic development. She previously served as the Business Services […]

For Immediate Release Burke County Welcomes New Company ZRODELTA Manufacturer of Firearm Products to Locate in Rutherford College BURKE COUNTY, N.C. (January 22, 2018) – ZRODELTA will open a company headquarters in Rutherford College creating 151 jobs and investing $34M over the next five years. Ammunition and firearms will be manufactured and distributed from the […]

Greenworks Tools Announces 187 New Jobs Outdoor Power Tool Company to Invest $10M in Distribution Facility BURKE COUNTY, N.C. (December 21, 2017) – Sunrise Global Marketing LLC, manufacturers of Greenworks Tools, the leader in battery-powered outdoor power tools for DIY-consumers and landscaping professionals, will locate a distribution facility and bring 187 new jobs to Burke […]

For Immediate Release  A Caring Alternative to Expand at One North Square $230,000 Building Reuse Grant Will Support Renovations BURKE COUNTY, N.C. (December 19, 2017) – The City of Morganton has been awarded a $230,000 building reuse grant to support the renovation of One North Square. A Caring Alternative, a comprehensive care agency providing behavioral […]

For Immediate Release  VEKA to Locate in Burke County German Company Will Bring 102 New Jobs to Morganton BURKE COUNTY, N.C. (December 6, 2017) – VEKA, a global leader in the vinyl extrusion industry, will locate a new facility in Burke County. Over the next four years the company will create 102 jobs and invest […]

For Immediate Release  BDI Holds Kickoff for Thrive’22 Campaign BURKE COUNTY, N.C. (November 29, 2017) – Burke Development, Inc. held a kickoff event on November 28 at the Morganton Community House for its Thrive’22 Campaign. BDI staff and campaign leaders were happy to announce they have already raised nearly 80 percent of the campaign goal […]

Office Manager Burke Development Inc. is the economic development agency charged with accelerating economic growth in Burke County.  The Office Manager will perform a variety of routine and complex administrative duties ensuring the office has the best working environment and professional setting.  Duties will include, but are not limited to: Managing organizational support services Financial […]

BDI will host a Housing Summit on Aug. 30 from 10:00am to 2:00pm to discuss the need for more housing in Burke County. The organization invites realtors, contractors, builders, lenders, banks, developers, appraisers and elected officials to join them for this engaging conversation. For more information or to inquire about attending please contact Sara Chester […]

          For Immediate Release  VanNoppen Marketing Retained as Creative Partner for Workforce Initiative BURKE COUNTY, N.C. (June 21, 2017) – VanNoppen Marketing, LLC has been retained by Burke Development, Inc. as the creative partner for Phase II of a countywide workforce initiative in Burke County. The initial focus of this effort will be the creation of […]