(Community Matters 19) BCU Discusses Ford’s Marshall Battery Plant

First Aired February 18, 2023

Ford Motor Company's announcement of a $3.5 billion battery manufacturing plant in Marshall, Michigan on February 13, 2023 brought to light the results of a multi-year effort.

In this episode, Battle Creek Unlimited President and CEO Joe Sobieralski offers the Battle Creek economic development perspective on this news (and an update on the remodeling of the downtown Battle Creek hotel).

Episode Resources

Battle Creek Unlimited website
Ford Motor Company press release about BlueOval Battery Park Michigan
Choose Marshall-MAEDA website


Former WBCK Morning Show host Richard Piet (2014-2017) returns to host Community Matters, an interview program focused on community leaders and newsmakers in and around Battle Creek. Community Matters is heard Saturdays, 8-8:30 AM Eastern on WBCK-FM (95.3) and anytime at battlecreekpodcast.com.

Community Matters is sponsored by Lakeview Ford Lincoln.

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