Burke Development Inc.
Volume 4 Issue 9
September 2013
RENEW Graduates Fourth Class
The fourth RENEW class, which graduated August 29, completed Project RENEW with four nationally recognized certifications. Learn more about this manufacturing certification program.


Closure of the Western Youth Institution


Several community organizations are working together in hopes of easing the transition that many will face as a result of the closure of the Western Youth Institution. Read more...


BEBO: "The Business of Networking"

Join BEBO on Tuesday, October 8 for a presentation from international speaker Meridith Elliott Powell. "The Business of Networking" is a no nonsense workshop where you will learn how to identify key relationships and nurture those connections to create a strong strategic network. See the flyer or learn more on the BEBO Facebook page...


Small Business and Entrepreneur Funding Opportunity


Are you a small business owner or entrepreneur that could use funding for your Proof-of-Concept or Early Launch phase? Applications for Innovation Fund North Carolina will be accepted starting September 20. Learn more...


Behind the American Export Surge


According to the Boston Consulting Group, "By 2020, higher U.S. exports, combined with production work that will likely be 'reshored' from China, could create 2.5 to 5 million American factory and service jobs associated with increased manufacturing". Read more from this article...

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SBTDC - Business Workshop
 for Veterans
Join the SBTDC on September 20 from 8am to 12pm in Hickory for a Business Development Workshop for Veterans. Learn more!