economic development

Marie Briganti will begin work May 1 as Battle Creek Unlimited’s president and CEO. The Fowler native has 14 years of experience in the business and economic sectors and will replace interim president and CEO Jim Hettinger, who led BCU for nearly 30 years. Hettinger stepped in after previous president and CEO Karl Dehn left the economic development organization last year. (Battle Creek Enquirer)

Economic development agency is seeking new CEO and considering structural changes

One Battle Creek commissioner says economic development agency is in a "state of flux"

Contract is more expensive than deal with Battle Creek Unlimited, but it includes additional services

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