Batu Anam is surrounded by rubber and oil palm plantations and the more prominent plantations are Sungei Senarut Estate, Paya Lang Estate and Gomali Estate with a number of smaller estates and smallholdings. There is an old rubber factory known as H&C Latex still in use. Paya Lang Club had a beautiful 9 hole Golf Course which is now planted with Palm Oil trees after the plantation was sold to local interests.
Batu Anam offers both lower and higher level education center. It host Sekolah Kebangsaan Batu Anam, SRJK (C) Hwa Nan and SRJK (T) Batu Anam for primary school. For secondary school, Batu Anam have SMK Batu Anam and a newly operation SMK Sri Kenangan, a smart school located 2 km from Batu Anam town. For higher education center, Batu Anam is a host of Kolej Komuniti Segamat II and Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM) Johor.
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