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

  • December 27th, 2017

    From the Desk of President Kim MacGregor

    Hello All!    

    It was great to see so many of you at the parade!  It was a wonderful evening.  It seemed all floats stepped it up a notch and really had a lot of lights!  It was so beautiful!  And I believe we set a new record with more than 130 entries!  Some just showed up and we worked them in. 

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  • December 27th, 2017

    Generosity of Many Make Dowagiac Pageant Possible

    Going into year two as the director of the 79th annual Miss Dowagiac Scholarship Pageant, Jessica (Cuthbert) Voldrich said she is even more aware of the amazing volunteers and the generosity of so many, who make the Dowagiac pageant possible.

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  • December 27th, 2017

    Chamber Spotlights Dowagiac Elks

    The Dowagiac Elks Lodge brings so much more to the community than just a banquet hall or a golf course.  It is a place where neighbors come together, families share meals and children grow up. 

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