Battle Creek

With an economic development organization that is the envy of many communities, Battle Creek is building on its food industry roots and maximizing the space that makes it the state's third largest city in land area. For fun each year Cereal City, world headquarters to the Kellogg Co., celebrates the most important meal of the day with the World's Longest Breakfast Table. Bikers, joggers and nature explorers have a trail system of parks, forests and streams linked by a 24-mile linear park. Campers and outdoor-lovers visit Fort Custer Recreation Area for fishing, hiking, cross-country skiing and boating. For animal lovers, Binder Park Zoo is a must. The Battle Creek Art Center and Battle Creek Symphony stoke the city's many cultural offerings and the new Firekeeper's Casino adds to the city's fun side. B.C's Math and Science Center is acclaimed and secondary education needs are met by Kellogg Community College, Robert B. Miller College and a branch of Western Michigan University. As a touchstone to the city's history, Sojourner Truth, who lived here, watches over downtown from a memorial built in her honor.

Battle Creek is the next city being covered in the “On the Ground" series which amplifies the voices of  the city residents. Over the next year, Second Wave journalists will be embedded in the city of Battle Creek to explore topics of importance to residents, business owners, and other members of the community. 

The On the Ground program is made possible by funding from United Way, BC Unlimited, Michigan Works!, the City of Battle Creek, the Battle Creek Community Foundation, the Miller Foundation, the Calhoun County Visitors Bureau, and MEDC.

Feature StoryOn the Ground Battle Creek
Feature StoryJane Simons

On the Ground Battle Creek coverage to launch on Oct. 18


Feature StoryMichigan Nightlight Families Forward
Development NewsKAMA program KCC

Applicants sought for manufacturing job training program at KCC


Feature StoryOperation Fit
Feature StoryPeregrine
Development NewsTruth

Collective dream for Battle Creek goal of upcoming convenings


Development NewsJob fair

Career Life Expo: More than a job fair


Feature StoryReading buddies

Reading Buddies give students lift they need to be better readers


Feature StoryGeneration E
Feature StoryBattle Creek Math and Science Center
Feature StoryNew Harvest Preschool
Feature StoryGathering Place

The Gathering Place: 'People come here to be enlightened'


Development NewsGeneration E Institute

Generation E Institute plans second annual Startup Fest


Feature StoryBoy Scouts

Cub Scouts Seed of Life program could grow across Michigan


Development NewsBCU Battle Creek Unlimited

BCU board names Joe Sobieralski as Interim President  & CEO


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