rsz downtown storefronts 032One of the most exciting business opportunities in southwestern Michigan awaits you in Dowagiac. We're an historic community, in which so many wonderful things are  coming together for the entrepreneur.

The best way to find out why Dowagiac is the right place for your business or industry
is to visit us. We'll introduce you to some of the people who have built their success
in this growing community of life-long residents and loyal patrons.

A pro-active business recruitment campaign targets business and industry in search
of a community that enjoys a low cost, yet high quality of life. Low land prices, a
plentiful and skilled workforce, and moderate wage rates, makes our convenient
location in southwestern Michigan even more desirable to the industrialist.

For the retailer, our customer base flourishes by another 20 percent during peak
summer months, as neighboring Sister Lakes is frequented by tourists from the tri-
state area.

Business owners enjoy a positive and personalized working relationship with the City
of Dowagiac. Whether you need help in finding a business location, obtaining a
building permit or planning an expansion, assistance is only a phone call away. From
the City of Dowagiac’s Economic Development and Building departments to its
Downtown Development Authority (DDA), a team of knowledgeable professionals will
provide you with friendly, personalized service.

For information on the central business district, contact the DDA at (269) 782-8212. 

The Michigan Small Business Development Center provides counseling, training,
research and advocacy for new business owners, existing small businesses and
innovative tech companies. A Guide to Starting & Operating a Small Business
is available at www.SBDCMichigan.org

Other helpful links include:

Latest News from your Chamber

  • June 24th, 2018

    From the Desk of President Kim MacGregor

    Hello All!   I am so glad to see all the happy faces attending our After Hours at The Business Center of SW Michigan. I didn't realize there were 22 businesses housed there! It was fun talking to everyone! It was also great to see everyone at the ribbon cutting at Smoke Signal BBQ (Yum!!), Summer in the City (did you try the zip line?) and the Open Header Cruise (What a great job raising money and honoring Eddie)! What a great community that comes together and supports one another!

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  • June 24th, 2018

    Search Launched for Talented, Community-minded Ambassadors

    To ensure the continuity and future growth of your Chamber of Commerce, the Board of Directors is recruiting talented and community-minded volunteers to its Ambassadors’ Program.

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  • June 24th, 2018

    Rod & Roll Celebrates 28th Year Aug. 18

    Plans for the 28th annual Dowagiac Rod & Roll Classic Auto Show of the Chamber of Commerce are underway. 

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