The first domino has fallen in a project to clear land for development projects in the Fort Custer Industrial Park. Battle Creek's Tax Increment Finance Authority approved Tuesday a sales purchase agreement for a 27.3-acre site on Stanley Road, the southern-most site west of Skyline Road in the industrial park. It is being sold to an undisclosed company for $218,408, or about $8,000 an acre, Battle Creek Unlimited President and CEO Joe Sobieralski said.
Battle Creek's large businesses are reporting hundreds of new jobs added since last year despite layoffs at local cereal companies, economic development officials reported this week. Battle Creek Unlimited President and CEO Joe Sobieralski said local companies created 1,089 new jobs in the past year. Including roughly 700 losses — about half of which were cut at Kellogg Co., Post Consumer Brands and TreeHouse Foods Inc. — about 375 jobs were added citywide, according to BCU's biannual report.
The city of Battle Creek will receive nearly $1.5 million from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation to provide support for entrepreneurs and strengthen struggling neighborhoods. Battle Creek city commissioners plan to vote next week on executing a three-year grant earmarked for community-wide economic development efforts. Much of the $1,479,450 grant is targeted toward housing incentives, primarily in the city's north side neighborhoods and others within the Battle Creek Public Schools district.
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Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
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Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
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are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
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Exact case matching or punctuation
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