(Community Matters 25) Ford in Marshall: ‘We Want to Be Good Neighbors’

First Aired April 1, 2023

In continuing coverage of the Ford Motor Company Blue Oval Battery Park Michigan  slated for the Marshall Megasite, Community Matters visits, this time, with Ford directly. In this episode, Ford Regional Government Affairs Manager Stephanie Fries discusses several aspects of the project, including employment opportunities and upcoming communication sessions with the community.

Episode Resources

BlueOval Battery Park Michigan website
Ford Careers website
Marshall, Michigan website
Marshall Township,  Michigan website
Ford Motor Company press release about BlueOval Battery Park Michigan
Choose Marshall-MAEDA website
CATL website
PA 425 Conditional Land Use Transfer Explained
Other battery plant and Community Matters episodes


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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