Generating Investment & Job Creation In Our Community.

Our services are centered around our mission, by assisting new and growing companies or those looking to relocate to find resources they need to build their business. This includes not only site selection, but also redevelopment assistance, workforce research, access to financing and other incentives or resources to help them make the most of their investments in Battle Creek. For over 40 years, Battle Creek Unlimited (BCU) has helped people and businesses find ways to create economic opportunity in Southwest Michigan. BCU, a private, nonprofit corporation, serves as the business and economic development arm for the City of Battle Creek

For Success

Businesses in Battle Creek thrive in the global economy because of an incredible infrastructure that meets and exceeds the physical, technological and transportation system needs across multiple industries.

& Financing

Review all of the different and creative financial incentives we can assist you with.

Zone #43

Learn about the advantages of Foreign-Trade Zone benefits.

International Companies

Fort Custer Industrial Park is a world-class industrial park that is home to 25 international-based companies.These businesses include 18 Japan, 3 German, 2 Canada, 1 Austria, and 1 Denmark based companies.

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people within
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State of Michigan is Ranked #2 in overall
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BCU’s Fall 2020 Newsletter

BCU is pleased to share it Fall 2020 Quarterly Newsletter  This edition includes:     New Pandemic Relief Program     COVID 19 Alert App     Schedule a free COVID 19  Workplace Safety Consultation      BCU Supports Local Businesses     Puppy Warmer Competes to be the Coolest Thing Made in Michigan ….plus … [MORE]

Request for Proposals for Battle Creek Tax Increment Finance Authority’s Corporate Legal Counsel

For Immediate Release – Tuesday, November 17, 2020: The Battle Creek Tax Finance Authority (BCTIFA) is seeking a qualified attorney and/or law firm to serve as general counsel.  RFP’s should be submitted no later than December 11, 2020 by 4:30 pm in a sealed envelope marked “BCTIFA Attorney Proposal” in the lower left-hand corner.  For … [MORE]

BCU’s Summer 2020 Quarterly Newsletter

BCU is pleased to share its Summer 2020 Quarterly Newsletter. Highlights include: Industrial Partners USA Purchases 55 Acres for New Spec Building; US EDA Awards Battle Creek $2.1M for Tiger Room Accelerator; Torti Taco, Elliott McKone Awarded Grant for Downtown Restaurant, Apartment; Northern Initiatives and the Battle Creek Small Business Loan Fund; Battle Creek Promo … [MORE]

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What People are Saying

W.K. Kellogg founded Kellogg Company in Battle Creek more than a century ago. It has always been home to Kellogg and remains the location of our global headquarters today. With its central location between Chicago and Detroit along the I-94 interstate, Battle Creek provides us easy access to a wide selection of diverse suppliers and vendors whom we partner with to meet the needs of our business, our customers and our consumers. Kellogg is committed to doing our part to make Battle Creek a great place to live, work and play and we are proud to partner with Battle Creek Unlimited to help ensure a strong, vibrant community for the future.”

John Bryant

Kellogg Company

Gallagher Uniform has resided in the Fort Custer Industrial Park since 1991. Battle Creek Unlimited and the City of Battle Creek were instrumental in our move here. Our success continues today with these important partners, who ensure the park is well maintained, safe, and delivering the resources necessary. The Fort Custer location has been ideal to reach our customers throughout Michigan and Indiana. The surrounding natural environment also provides great recreational opportunities for our associates to enjoy outside of work.

John Gallagher

Gallagher Uniform

The City of Battle Creek is a superb place to be in business because of the specialized and individualized support offered by Battle Creek Unlimited and its staff. BCU offers the highest level of customer service to make sure all current and future businesses are successful. They go above and beyond to put Battle Creek on the map globally for business recruitment and retention as well as manage and nurture one of the finest industrial parks in the world, Fort Custer. The City of Battle Creek couldn’t ask for a better partner!

Rebecca Fleury

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