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We are looking for passionate, dynamic PEOPLE who dedicate their skills and talents to help advance community and economic development needs for the City of Battle Creek.  View Job Openings Here

Generating Investment and 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 amenity that's home to 25 international companies from Japan, Germany, Denmark, Canada, and Austria.

Numbers Tell the Story



Fort Custer
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people within
a one-hour commute


State of Michigan is Ranked #2 in overall
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BCU’s Fall 2022 Newsletter

BCU is pleased to share its Fall 2022 Quarterly Newsletter  This edition includes:     IEDC Honors BCU with Gold and Silver Medals;     Duncan Aviation Breaks Ground;     Going PRO Talent Fund Accepting Applications;     BCU Participates in CEO Action Summit;     Farewell Adam Reid; ….plus other news and information. … [MORE]

BCU’s Summer 2022 Newsletter

BCU is pleased to share its Summer 2022 Quarterly Newsletter  This edition includes:     John Gallagher Passes the Gavel to Erick Stewart      Critical Financing Secured for McCamly Renovation     Battle Creek TIFA Extended     BCU Acquires WMU’s Kendall Center     KCC Dedicates New Mobile Trainer ….plus other news and … [MORE]

Invitation for Bid – Southwest Michigan Accelerator Kitchen

Battle Creek Unlimited, St. Philip Parish, and Driven Design Studio are pleased to share an invitation for bid for the Southwest Michigan Accelerator Kitchen. The invitation for bid can be found here as a PDF. Submittals, inquires, and any other communication must be sent to Key Dates: Request for proposals issued – 12:00 p.m., … [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.”

Steven Cahillane, Chairman and CEO

Kellogg Company

Battle Creek Unlimited has been a huge help to the growth of not only Café Rica, but the Battle Creek community as a whole. We are so glad to have an organization like BCU that will take chances on the people who are putting their blood, sweat, and tears into this community – and provide the help and services needed to succeed.

Tristan and Jackson Bredehoft

Co-Owners and Operators Café Rica

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

City Manager

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

“During our past 24 years of operation in Battle Creek, BCU has been a valuable business partner to both Kal Aero and Duncan Aviation. BCU was instrumental in both the initial move to the W.K. Kellogg Airport by Kal Aero in 1992 and a major expansion of Duncan Aviation in 2005.”

Andy Richards

Duncan Aviation

“KCC works regularly with BCU and other workforce development organizations to ensure that companies have the skilled employees they need to compete in today's global economy.  KCC's Workforce Solution Department is the business, industry, and job-training arm of the College.  The department serves business and industry by developing and delivering cost-effective, high-quality, and flexible learning solutions that specifically meet the unique needs of employers.”

Levi Good

Regional Manfucturing Technology Center

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