The City of Battle Creek welcomes you!

Live, work and play with us!

Known as “Cereal City,” Battle Creek is located in Calhoun County off I-94 between Chicago and Detroit.

We have a proud history and promising future of providing the world’s leading food brands, research and training. We’re home to Kellogg Company’s world headquarters, the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, and the International Food Protection Training Institute. Battle Creek has many other major corporate community members including Post Cereals, ConAgra Foods, Denso, II Stanley, and Duncan Aviation.  The city is revitalizing its downtown to accommodate food science and other innovation industries. Battle Creek’s Air National Guard Base, commercial airport and industrial park are diversifying our economy and attracting worldwide businesses for military, aviation, aerospace and alternative energy.

Nearby rivers and forests, numerous parks and recreational opportunities, and the world-class Binder Park Zoo make our city a family-friendly area for outdoor play.

Mission: To ensure a safe, prosperous and culturally enriched community.

Vision: We envision Battle Creek as an extraordinary community where people choose to live, work and play.

BFC bronze


  Battle Creek is now a bronze Bicycle Friendly Community!


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  • Battle Creek Master Plan update! 
    The city is working on an update to its official guide for growth and development in the next 10 to 20 years. We hope you'll be part of that process. Check out the project website here.
    Stay tuned for more information!

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