Battle Creek

Kalamazoo and Marshall are already part of the program that began in 2013 to help cities attract more investment and jobs.

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GHS Strings seems to have landed on a steady formula for sustaining a business: start with one product, make it the best product, and keep it available to the masses.

The company manufactures guitar strings in Battle Creek, MI, and is celebrating its golden anniversary this year. They produce strings for nearly every type of stringed instrument: mandolin, ukulele, bass guitar - and have had guitarists from Jack White to Hank Williams Jr. endorse their product.

Commissioners say they plan to begin interviewing the five finalists later this month.

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Michigan’s 62nd House District will send a new representative to Lansing next year.

803 properties in city are considered vacant and abandoned