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This profile was last updated on 6/26/14  and contains information from public web pages and contributions from the ZoomInfo community.
 
Background

Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations

Education

  • Bachelor of Science degree , Business Administration
    Aquinas College
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Web References
Karl Dehn, President and ...
www.bcunlimited.org, 26 June 2014 [cached]
Karl Dehn, President and CEO 269.962.7526 x 674 dehn@bcunlimited.org
Board | GFPI
www.gfpi.org, 2 June 2014 [cached]
Karl Dehn President and Chief Executive Officer, Battle Creek Unlimited
Leadership | Global Food Protection Institute
www.gfpi.org, 14 Sept 2012 [cached]
Karl Dehn
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Karl Dehn
President and Chief Executive Officer, Battle Creek Unlimited
Karl Dehn serves as the President & CEO of Battle Creek Unlimited, a position he has held since January 2009. He previously served as the organization's Marketing Director for 12 years. Karl came to Battle Creek after serving as the Economic Development Director of the City of South Haven, Michigan for five years. Karl has extensive experience in business retention and expansion, domestic and international business attraction, tax increment financing, brownfield redevelopment and community development.
During his work with Battle Creek Unlimited, he has led efforts to successfully attract over 30 new companies and over 90 expansion projects. During his career he has secured ten successful economic development grant and loan projects, funded through state and federal sources, totaling over $5.8 million for infrastructure and public facility enhancements necessary to support private development projects.
Karl holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with concentrations in Finance and Management from Aquinas College in Grand Rapids, Michigan, where he was a four-year letterman in baseball. Karl is a certified Economic Development Finance Professional through the National Development Council. He was recognized in 2004 by Business Review as one of West Michigan's Top Business Leaders Under 40.
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Karl is also a member of the Battle Creek AMBUCS service club. His personal interests include fishing, cooking, golf, college sporting events and coaching youth baseball. Karl and his family reside in the City of Battle Creek.
Southwest Michigan First
www.southwestmichiganfirst.com, 23 Aug 2012 [cached]
BCU President and CEO Karl Dehn said the organization worked with the acoustical and thermal fiber insulation producer for eight months to convince it to move to Battle Creek.
"We had to work very hard to provide accurate information and satisfy them in their ability to make their decision," Dehn said.
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Dehn said most of those jobs will likely be filled by Battle Creek residents. For the Janesville Acoustics executives, engineers, and high-skilled workers that relocate to Battle Creek, BCU will provide residency incentives for them to live within the city. Dehn said BCU will provide Michigan Works with $140,000 for residency incentives, relocation and training for the company, which will be done at the RMTC.
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The jobs that become available will be good ones, Dehn said.
"The company has a very strong wage structure," Dehn said. "Throughout the course of [the talks] it was clear the company had a very good compensation and benefits package too, so we expect it to be good for not only generating new income, but also improving health care benefits for people who secure those jobs.
Dehn said the company wanted to expand to an existing facility, rather than rebuild, so it will occupy a vacant, 307,000-square-foot plant on Logistics Drive in the industrial park. It will remodel 250,000 square feet of that space to manufacture felt parts for cars and trucks, according to the MEDC press release.
Dehn said the company's move is contingent upon the approval of a Public Act 328 Tax Abatement, a 100 percent tax reduction on personal property.
He'll stay on as CEO through ...
www.mlive.com, 26 June 2008 [cached]
He'll stay on as CEO through December, when BCU's marketing director, Karl Dehn, will become the third president of the economic development agency.
Hettinger plans to remain an adviser to BCU, but the term "means a number of things beside 'adviser,'" he said.
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