Burke Development Inc.
Volume 4 Issue 12
December 2013
BDI RENEW Logo  RENEW Information Session
BDI and WPCC will host an information session on Thursday, Dec. 5 at 5:30pm at the Foothills Higher Education Center Room 163. Information will be presented on various training programs including RENEW, Maintenance Technician, Certified Pesticide Applicator and Microsoft Office Specialist. For more information contact Peggy Byrd at 828-448-5299.


Connecting Young Adults with Local Jobs


On November 20 several Burke County manufacturers toured Patton High School's Career and Technical Education classes then shared their thoughts and suggestions with school officials. Read more.



On November 22 East Burke High School's Apparel and Design classes toured two manufacturing companies to learn about available jobs in textiles and furniture.


My Internet is SOOOO SLOW!


Been frustrated with the speed of your internet access?!? Here's your chance to lobby for better service!


NC is using this survey to identify pockets of the state that are unserved or underserved with broadband Internet access.


Celebrating with SpartaCraft

BDI held our November Celebrate Burke Biz luncheon at SpartaCraft in Connelly Springs. The company, which produces specialty wood products, continues to grow and add new employees. We congratulate them on their success and are thankful for their continued commitment to Burke County!


Other News and Notes


Check out this presentation to learn more about BDI's innovative partnership that aims to revitalize the local textile industry.


Want to get better at social media marketing? Register for this workshop series- act quickly because the first class is tomorrow!


Know anyone with a Tech Startup? Could they use some cash? Innovation Fund NC Announces Second Cycle of Funding


What's next for rural North Carolina communities?

Some Answers from NC Commerce Secretary Sharon Decker

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