For Immediate Release Burke County Receives $300,000 EPA Grant Funding Will Help with Assessment and Cleanup of Brownfields BURKE COUNTY, N.C. (June 5, 2017) – Burke County received a $300,000 grant from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to assist with the assessment and cleanup of brownfield sites. The funds will focus on the urban corridor […]

For Immediate Release BDI President & CEO Alan Wood Awarded Recertification in Economic Development Designation  BURKE COUNTY, N.C. (May 19, 2017) – Alan Wood, President and CEO of Burke Development Inc. (BDI), has been awarded recertification by the International Economic Development Council (IEDC). Mr. Wood first achieved the Certified Economic Developer designation in 2009. CEcD recertification, […]

BDI Receives Grant to Support Workforce Development Initiative For Immediate Release Burke County, N.C. (May 5, 2017)- Burke Development Inc. (BDI) has been awarded a grant from the newly created “Maximize Carolina” program. The $75,000 grant (with 15% of the amount being provided by matching funds from project partners) will assist in kicking off Phase […]

For Immediate Release BURKE COUNTY, N.C. (April 18, 2017) – North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper announced an expansion of the Continental facility located in Morganton. The company will add a new product line that results in the creation of 160 new jobs and a $40M investment in equipment and facility upgrades. “This is a great […]

For Immediate Release  BDI Publishes Workforce Campaign Report  Research Gauges Perceptions of Students, Parents and Millennials Toward Job Opportunities   BURKE COUNTY, N.C. (December 16, 2016) – Burke Development, Inc. (BDI) has published a report from the first phase of its workforce marketing campaign, which evaluates the perceptions citizens have of the job opportunities available […]

For Immediate Release  Burke Development, Inc. Wins SEDC Communications Award Welcome to Burke County Video Recognized BURKE COUNTY, N.C. (August 3, 2016) – The Southern Economic Development Council (SEDC) gave an Award of Excellence to Burke Development, Inc. (BDI) for the organization’s Welcome to Burke County video. The SEDC Communication Awards recognize excellence in message, […]

For Immediate Release  Two Burke County Manufacturers to Grow $650,000 in Building Reuse Grants Announced for County BURKE COUNTY, N.C. (June 24, 2016) – The Governor’s Office and the North Carolina Department of Commerce have announced the award of Building Reuse grants to support the growth of two Burke County manufacturers. PEDS Legwear received a […]

For Immediate Release Meridian Specialty Yarn Group to Expand Valdese Facility Manufacturing Company to Invest $8 Million and Create up to 25 Jobs BURKE COUNTY, N.C. (January 29, 2016) – Burke Development Inc., in partnership with the Town of Valdese and Burke County, announce an expansion of the Meridian Specialty Yarn Group, Inc. (MSYG) manufacturing […]