Welcome to Burlington Economic Development

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City of Burlington

Economic Development Office

December 16, 2019

Burlington Blog Series

Greetings from the City of Burlington Economic Development Department!   We’ve started this blog series to better engage our residents, businesses and partners in how we are working collaboratively to support a bigger, better Burlington.

Our department is the City’s dedicated team committed to supporting businesses, entrepreneurs and ecosystem builders in their efforts to invest, innovate and create new jobs and wealth in the City.  

What does that mean?  It means we’re your go-to resource for all things business and development in Burlington.  Thinking about starting a new business? We’re your first call to get started.  Ready to scale up and expand?  We can find resources.  Trouble finding good employees?  We’d love to help! 

I’m Peter Bishop, the Director of the department and a 12-year veteran economic developer in North Carolina.  My background is in commercial real estate, marketing and philosophy.  I’m passionate about expanding access to resources. I’m working to build a culture where we’re all investing – together – as economic development partners.   

Project Manager Blake Moyer grew up here in Burlington and is a recent graduate from UNCG’s Masters of Public Affairs Program.  Blake is an avid kayaker and State Park enthusiast and is excited to be working towards a better future for his hometown.

Our department is launching this blog series hopes to inform and engage the community around us on a variety of Economic Development topics, those with not only local application but global influence. The topics will range from firm attraction and workforce development to how housing and global economic trends are affecting our local and regional economies.

These blog posts hope to foster communication and economic creativity in our community.  in a rapidly competitive and changing economy we all have to think fast on how to better ourselves and the community around us.

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We want to be able to talk about the growing trends, troublesome issues, and interesting prospects for Burlington and our greater region in regards to Economic Development. This series is intended to spark ideas, be shared, and advertise some of the cool things going on here and we hope you enjoy it.

Please reach out if you would like to get better connected to Burlington’s business community and the resources available here. Share this with your friends or other interested parties in Burlington or beyond, let us know if you would like to be added to our distribution list or if we can answer any questions.

We’re both excited for how Burlington can develop in the coming years and hope this blog series can keep you informed on our progress. If you would like to connect with us contact me  at pbishop@BurlingtonNC.gov or Blake at bmoyer@BurlingtonNC.gov.

Thanks for reading!