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The City of Battle Creek’s downtown development efforts focus on retail recruitment and retention, property and physical improvement, marketing and promotions and residential development.  As part of the marketing and promotions, the City and various partners plan, produce and execute over 50 events annually in downtown Battle Creek.

In looking to achieve the mission of the downtown (to create a vibrant, livable urban center), the following goals are in mind:
  • Reacquaint long-time residents, newer residents and visitors to downtown
  • Create an open, inviting and secure venue to celebrate arts, culture and community
  • Increase pedestrian traffic on the sidewalks and in the parks
  • Increase sales for retail establishments, bars and restaurants
  • Offer free, unique, cultural opportunities to community members
With the increased focus and new engery surrounding downtown,  sponsorship of downtown events will increase your visibility in the community, both from the viewpoint of citizens in the community and goodwill with employees who live within the community.
If you are interested in sponsoring an event, please contact John J Hart at jjhart@battlecreekmi.gov or (269) 966-3355 ext 1191.   
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Find information on downtown transformation sponsorship opportunities.
Small Business Development Fund
City of Battle Creek
34 W. Jackson Street, Suite 3B | Battle Creek | MI | 49017
(269) 966-3355 ext 1191
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