2023 Battle Creek Unlimited Economic Update

Battle Creek Unlimited (BCU) will host its annual Economic Update on Thursday, April 27 at Kellogg Arena. This will be BCU’s first in-person update since the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic. Doors will open at 7:30 AM, with the program scheduled to begin at 8:00 AM. Breakfast will be provided by FireKeepers Casino Hotel. Cost is $20 per attendee.

BCU has been very busy the past few years and there is a lot to talk about. BCU President & CEO Joe Sobieralski will report on the results of BCU’s 5-year strategic plan as well as Battle Creek’s overall economic health. President of the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) Quentin Messer, Jr. will speak about Michigan’s economy and the state’ prospects for growth. Economic development and site selection consultant Dean Barber will share his insights. Calhoun County Administrator Kelli Scott and Marshall Area Economic Development Alliance (MAEDA) President Jim Durian will also participate in a panel discussion with Joe Sobieralski to discuss growth in the region.

Thursday, April 27, 2023

7:30 AM - 10:00 AM

Kellogg Arena, 1 McCamly Square, McCamly St South, Battle Creek, MI 49017

  • Speakers

    Quentin Messer, Jr. CEO, Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC)

    Joe Sobieralski, President and CEO, Battle Creek Unlimited

    Dean Barber, Principal, Barber Business Advisors

    Jim Durian, CEO, Marshall Area Economic Development Alliance

    Kelli Scott, Administrator-Controller, Calhoun County

  • Event Details

    Includes economic update, strategic plan, and panel discussion.

    Registration and breakfast starts at 7:30 AM. Cost is $20 per attendee.

    Downtown Battle Creek offers multiple parking options, including the Hamblin Parking Ramp. Please note - parking in the ramp typically costs $5 for the duration of the event. Due to construction at McCamly Hotel, attendees are advised to enter on Hamblin Ave entrance.

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