History of Battle Creek

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Known as “Cereal City,” the City of Battle Creek is located in Calhoun County off I-94 between Chicago and Detroit. Live, visit, and do business with us. Battle Creek has a proud history and promising future of providing the world’s leading food brands, research and training. The city is 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 members of our community including Post Cereals, Ralcorp, Denso, II Stanley, and Duncan Aviation.

The city is revitalizing 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.

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You are invited to explore Battle Creek's interesting -- and somewhat unconventional -- past and to discover the many faces of its rich heritage. These faces include former slave and abolitionist Sojourner Truth, Seventh-day Adventist visionary Ellen White, Dr. John Harvey Kellogg who transformed health care in the nineteenth century and cereal industry magnates C. W. Post and W. K. Kellogg.