The Carolina Textile District, a project launched by BDI and other local organizations, was featured in the Fall 2015 edition of the Economic Development Journal. The Journal is a publication of IEDC – the International Economic Development Council. See the article…

Economic Development in Burke: Supporting Small Business Today’s editorial provides more information about the 2015-2016 Burke Development Action Plan in a continued effort to inform the community about how we carry out economic development work at BDI. In this piece we focus on what BDI does to support small business, entrepreneurship and industry clusters. Organizations […]

For Immediate Release BDI News from the NCEDA Fall Conference BURKE COUNTY, N.C. (October 22, 2015) – Burke Development staff this week participated in the 2015 North Carolina Economic Development Association Fall Conference in Asheville. Attended by professionals from across the state, the conference featured various presentations and updates from statewide and regional economic development […]

For Immediate Release  Burke Development Releases Video Featuring Local Industry BURKE COUNTY, N.C. (October 20, 2015) – Burke Development released a video that highlights the local business climate and explains why Burke County is a great place to do business. “Welcome to Burke County” features beautiful scenes from throughout the County, downtown areas and several […]

For Immediate Release   Burke Development Receives Two Excellence in Economic Development Awards from the International Economic Development Council BURKE COUNTY, N.C. (October 14, 2015) – The International Economic Development Council has selected Burke Development, Inc. as a two-time Excellence in Economic Development award recipient. BDI was recognized at the IEDC Annual Conference on October […]

BURKE COUNTY, N.C. (September 29, 2015) – Burke Development, Inc. will host a Business to Business Networking event on Tuesday, October 27. Designed for local manufacturers, the event will provide companies an opportunity to grow their business with local firms or find local providers of goods or services. Held at the Conference Center at the […]

For Immediate Release Spartacraft Receives Building Reuse Grant to Aid in Expansion Wood Products Company to Add a Minimum of 20 Jobs BURKE COUNTY, N.C. (August 21, 2015) – Spartacraft Custom WoodWorks has received a $200,000 Building Reuse grant from the N.C. Rural Infrastructure Authority. The company, which conducts finishing work on furniture and doors, […]

For Immediate Release  Duralee Fabrics Limited Moving to Burke County Company to Add Jobs at Morganton Facility BURKE COUNTY, N.C. (June 19, 2015) – Duralee Fabrics Limited and Duralee Fine Furniture, a manufacturer that has had a presence in Burke County since 2005, is expanding operations at its Morganton facility. The company committed to adding […]

For Immediate Release  New Furniture Jobs Coming to Burke County American Hospitality Furnishings Awarded $212,500 Building Reuse Grant BURKE COUNTY, N.C. (May 21, 2015) – American Hospitality Furnishings will move forward with renovating and occupying the former Drexel Heritage Facility located at 410 Hogan Street after closing on the building and receiving a $212,500 Building […]

 For Immediate Release  2015 Mission Transition Job Fair Scheduled for June 25   BURKE COUNTY, N.C. (April 21, 2015) – Burke Development, Inc., in partnership with various local agencies, has scheduled the 2015 Mission Transition Job Fair for Thursday, June 25, from 9:00am to 1:00pm at the Foothills Higher Education Center.   The event is […]