Battle Creek is also known as "Cereal City," due to being the world headquarters of Kellogg Company and home to Post Cereals. The city also includes a Ralston cereal facility. Jobs are also provided in other manufacturing industries, including packaging machinery, auto parts and metal and paper products.
The top employment sectors in Battle Creek are healthcare, manufacturing, accommodation and food services, transportation equipment, educational services, government and social assistance. Management, professional and related occupations comprise 25% of the labor force. Sales and office jobs provide 24% of the jobs in Battle Creek. Production, transportation and material moving workers comprise 21% of the city's labor force.
Jobs that are more common in Battle Creek when compared to most other cities are millwrights, logisticians, aircraft mechanics and service technicians; computer-controlled machine tool operators, metal and plastic; education and library workers, health technologists and technicians, team assemblers and computer specialists.
The leading employers in Battle Creek Michigan are shown below:
- Denso Manufacturing
- Battle Creek Health Systems
- Kellogg Company
- Federal Center
- Battle Creek Public Schools
- VA Medical Center
- Kraft Foods, Inc., Post Division
- TRMI, Inc
- II Stanley Company
- City of Battle Creek
- Felpausch Food Centers
- EPI, Inc
- Meijer, Inc
- Duncan Aviation
- Kellogg Community College
- Calhoun County Government
- Lakeview Public Schools
- EPI Printers/ARM
- Hi-Lex Corporation
- Koyo Corporation
Pertinent information about Battle Creek, Michigan: The average salary in Battle Creek in 2009 was $32,000. In 2008 the cost of living index was at 78.3 which is lower than the national average of 100. Approximately 17% of the adult population hold a bachelor's degree or better.
Some of the business organizations offering assistance to Battle Creek companies are:
- Battle Creek Area Chamber of Commerce
- Battle Creek Unlimited
- Michigan Economic Development Corporation
- Michigan Small Business & Technology Development Center
Battlecreekenquirer.com provides up-to-date information for people wanting to keep current with Battle Creek business and industry activities.