Battle Creek is the ideal location for small, medium and large business growth and development. Battle Creek’s entrepreneurial ecosystem nurtures and supports startup efforts and serves as a catalyst for job opportunities and growth.
The City’s Fort Custer Industrial Park leverages the community’s core competencies in national defense, aviation, food and agriculture, manufacturing and logistics and is home to more than 90 companies including 25 international companies. The Park is anchored by the W.K. Kellogg general aviation airport and the U.S. Port of Entry and Foreign Trade Zone 43. Battle Creek’s active and vibrant downtown is home to Kellogg Company World Headquarters and the W.K. Kellogg Foundation.
The City’s economic development partner, Battle Creek Unlimited, spurs business growth throughout the community through incentives, incubators and other support services. The City’s Downtown Development Director provides marketing and development services in the downtown.