BATTLE CREEK — The Michigan Economic Development Corporation announced this week that it would provide support for the new Battle Dog, LLC project to bring New Holland Brewing Co. to downtown Battle Creek. The project is expected to result in a total capital investment of $4,065,220, resulting in a $968,500 Michigan Community Revitalization Program performance-based grant. Local support for the project includes a twelve-year Obsolete Property Rehabilitation Act tax abatement with an estimated value of $995,000, as well as a $265,000 Real Estate Connection grant and a $250,000 Development grant from Battle Creek Unlimited. In response, state Rep. Jim Haadsma (D-Battle Creek) issued the following statement:

“State and local partnerships like this help Battle Creek transform vacant space into meaningful economic development — driving job creation and improving the standard of living for us all. I’d like to thank the MEDC for their support on this project as we continue to look for ways to make our community a more attractive place for both families and businesses to call home.”