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

  • July 6th, 2017

    From the Desk of President Kim MacGregor

    Hello All!

    I am so excited to tell you we will be having a few more children's events at Summer in the City!

    It has been difficult to get rides to come when there are bigger events at bigger cities! But we will have a Dixie Swing and a climbing wall! Come out and see! And pre-register for the Amazing Race! Teams have a great time, and enjoy the competitive spirit.

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  • June 15th, 2017

    Mark Your Calendars

    Summer in the City, July 20-22, Opening Thursday evening with the Jared Knox concert!

     

    See our Events page for more information!

     
  • July 6th, 2017

    Sign-up Underway for Amazing Race, Returning July 22

    Travel to a foreign land, nor is a million dollars involved in this race, though the physical and mental challenges may be just as difficult.  Returning Saturday, July 22, during Summer in the City is the Amazing Race.  Chamber Trustee Joe Silvia, who manages the Dowagiac branch of Chemical Bank, and Dean Orvis, director of the Pokagon Band Fitness Center, are co-chairing this third-annual event. 

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  • July 6th, 2017

    Chamber Spotlights Leader Publications

    For 120 years, Dowagiac Daily News has told the stories of the people who make the Grand Old City the special community it is.

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