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Jetro Midwest

Wednesday, March 14, 2018 BCU on the Road! Vice President Robert Corder from Battle Creek Unlimited (BCU), shares his experience at the SelectUSA Roadshow in Japan this past January. READ MORE HERE ...
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Former Kellogg exec has plans to grow food business

Monday, March 12, 2018 After closing on a $2 million funding round for his startup Snackwerks, Battle Creek-based entrepreneur Jeff Grogg sets his sights on creating a venture capital fund for early stage food businesses across the country.  READ MORE HERE ...
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German auto supplier plans to expand workforce in Battle Creek

Monday, March 12, 2018 In 2013, BleiStahl GmbH got a grant of $475,000 from the Michigan Economic Development Corp. and a property tax abatement worth $532,000 from the City of Battle Creek, based on the company's promise to invest $11.5 million in a former warehouse facility and create 58 new jobs.  That's a total it has far surpassed.    READ MORE HERE ...
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Battle Creek makes more than cereal

Monday, March 12, 2018At the Fort Custer Industrial Park, 80 companies, including 18 from Japan, employ over 13,000 people, on a sprawling 3,000-acre campus that used to be a WWI-era Army camp.  READ MORE HERE ...
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Crain’s Michigan Business: Battle Creek

Monday, March 12, 2018 Battle Creek, the birthplace of Kellogg and Post, is rightfully proud of its cereal heritage.  But there's move to this West Michigan city than Corn Pops: it's a manufacturing and avaiation hub, too.  READ MORE HERE ...
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To kickstart a comeback, couple builds on Battle Creek’s past

Monday, March 12, 2018 A startup is taking a page out of Detroit's comeback playbook and fixing up downtown Battle Creek's historic buildings.    READ MORE HERE ...
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Western Michigan on a Wing

Monday, March 12, 2018 Aviation in Battle Creek is taking off. Battle Creek is home to the second-largest operation of Lincoln, Neb. based Duncan Aviation.  Paired with Western Michigan University's nationally-renowned aviation program, the region is a surprising hub for flight.  READ MORE ...
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2018 Economic Outlook

Monday, February 26, 2018 We are excited to share with you the slides from the Battle Creek Economic Outlook 2018! Just click on the link below and you will be able to find out all the great things that are happening here in Battle Creek, Michigan. Slides:  2018 Economic Outlook Battle Creek, Michigan Video:  http://www.accessvision.tv/file/14792 ...
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Battle Creek Unlimited and Aries Capital, LLC affiliate Finalizes Deal for DoubleTree Hotel in Downtown Battle Creek

Wednesday, January 10, 2018 Battle Creek, Mich. - Battle Creek Unlimited (BCU) is pleased to announce that the McCamly Plaza Hotel will officially become a Hilton DoubleTree branded hotel. After an extensive renovation in excess of $3,500,000, underwritten by the Direct Investment Fund (DIF), the number of hotel rooms will be reduced from 239 to 179.  In addition, the owners plan to add approximately 50 apartment units, including some that may be furnished as Corporate Apartments as part of the renovation.  Renovations of the hotel are expected to be completed by fall of 2018. The DIF is a revolving loan fund ...
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Economic Outlook 2018 Invitation

Friday, January 05, 2018 RSVP by February 1st, to Paula Young at 269 441-1667 or young@bcunlimited.org Click on the link below for a copy of the invitation: Economic Outlook 2018 Invitation We look forward to seeing everyone there! ...
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Prairie Farms building $29 million expansion to Battle Creek facility

Prairie Farms building $29 million expansion to Battle Creek facility Thursday, January 04, 2018 Prairie Farms Dairy Inc. is investing nearly $29 million in a state-of-the-art addition to its Battle Creek facility. It will be Prairie Farms's only bottling plant that will produce ultra-high-temperature pasteurized milk products, which will give them additional shelf life...READ MORE HERE ...
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Janesville Acoustics

Thursday, December 21, 2017 Janesville Acoustics is moving 79 jobs to Battle Creek. Janesville Acoustics located in the Fort Custer Industrial Park in closing down it's Richmond, Indiana facility...READ MORE HERE ...
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Request for Proposal: Distillers, Brewers Brew & Pubs

Thursday, December 21, 2017 Are you the newest great Midwest Brewery, Brew Pub or Distillery? Are you looking to grow into another market? If so, Battle Creek Unlimited is looking for you. Click on the RFP link below to find the Request for Proposal (RFP): RFP Deadline for submission is March 2nd ...
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Joe Sobieralski, President & CEO, Contract Extension

Friday, December 15, 2017  NEWS For Immediate Release Effective Immediately                                                             Continuity to Continue at BCU Battle Creek, Mich. – December 14, 2017 – The Battle Creek Unlimited (BCU) Board of Directors is pleased to announce the contract extension of Joe Sobieralski as President & CEO.  Sobieralski joined BCU in December of 2015, as Vice President and was quickly appointed Interim President & CEO.  In October of 2016, the Interim title was removed ...
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Request for Proposals on Downtown Buildings

Friday, December 15, 2017 Battle Creek Unlimited seeks request for proposals from reputable, experienced developers who have the interest and capacity to revitalize downtown properties at: 15 Carlyle Street, 64 W. Michigan Avenue, and 119 W. Michigan Avenue. Interested parties should click on the links below for the request for proposal information for each property: Proposals will be accepted through Friday, March 2, 2018 ...
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Eight Battle Creek firms receive $325,000 for worker training from state

Eight Battle Creek firms receive $325,000 for worker training from state Tuesday, December 05, 2017 Eight companies with a presence in Battle Creek have been awarded more than $325,000 collectively form the State of Michigan to develop the local workforce...READ MORE HERE ...
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Battle Creek’s National Guard 110th Attack Wing receives prestigious unit award

Tuesday, December 05, 2017 Battle Creek's National Guard 110th Attack Wing receives prestigious unit award by NEWSCHANNEL 3 The 110th Attack Wing of the National Guard in Battle Creek received the Air Force Outstanding Unit Award.  BATTLE CREEK, Mich. — For it's work with remotely piloted aircraft and cyber defense operations, the 110th Attack Wing of the National Guard, at the Battle Creek Air National Guard Base, received an Air Force Outstanding Unit Award. “The 110th Attack Wing is honored to have received the Air Force Outstanding Unit Award, which clearly demonstrates the outstanding accomplishments of our incredible team of Airmen,” ...
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Jackpot! KCC gets $2.15M for Regional Manufacturing Technology Center

Jackpot! KCC gets $2.15M for Regional Manufacturing Technology Center Thursday, November 02, 2017 Noe Hernandez, Battle Creek EnquirerPublished 12:04 p.m. ET Nov. 2, 2017 | Updated 1:14 p.m. ET Nov. 2, 2017 CONNECTTWEETLINKEDINCOMMENTEMAIL Kellogg Community College’s will get $2.15 million from the state to renovate its Regional Manufacturing Technology Center in Battle Creek. The Legislature's Joint Capital Outlay Subcommittee approved a grant for the renovations on Wednesday, nearly 18 months after Gov. Rick Snyder signed a capital outlay bill into law. "We are grateful for Governor Snyder, members of the Michigan Legislature and representatives of several local organizations, including the city of Battle Creek and the ...
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Duncan Aviation expanding in Battle Creek, will create 50 jobs

Wednesday, October 11, 2017 Natasha Blakely, Battle Creek Enquirer Oct. 11, 2017 (Photo: Al Lassen/For the Enquirer) The airplane maintenance and repair company is moving forward with its plans to lease a hangar at Battle Creek Airport. The company expects the expansion to create 50 new jobs over the next three years. Duncan Aviation is the world’s largest privately owned business jet support facility. It was founded in 1956 and opened up a facility in Battle Creek in 1998. The company did a major expansion in Battle Creek in 2005, but is now at capacity and has even had to turn away some ...
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Shabaka Gibson Joins Battle Creek Unlimited as New Vice President

Friday, September 22, 2017 Battle Creek, Mich. - Battle Creek Unlimited (BCU) is pleased to announce the addition of Shabaka Gibson as its newest Vice President.  Gibson’s work will encompass Retention, Expansion and Workforce.  He will work along with the rest of the BCU team as they continue with innovative solutions to generate jobs and investment in Battle Creek. A former Southwest Michigan native and retired Army reservist, Gibson returns with over a decade of vast experience in business, policy and economic development from overseeing operations abroad to local municipal government as the Village Manager of Stevensville. Gibson has experience ...
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