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The City of Dowagiac helps manufacturers obtain the competitve edge required to achieve success in today's global economy.  The industrialist will find Dowagiac is an outstanding location for their new or expanding business due to a variety of incentives, affordable land prices, a skilled and plentiful workforce, moderate wage rates and low unionization.

Dowagiac's state-certified industrial park, located on Pokagon Street just off M-51 South, has 126 acres available for development.  Protective covenants are in place to protect your investment and corporate image, and to insure the park is reserved for:

  • Manufacturing
  • Assembly
  • Research & Development
  • Testing
  • Processing
  • High-tech
  • And Associated Office & Warehouse Space

Property prices start at $1,250 per acre.  The City will pay a realtor's commission of 6 percent for lots in Phase IV and will negotiate a commission fee for lots in Phases I, II and III.  Manufacturers also benefit from a variety of local and state incentives. For more information on industrial properties, building sites or industrial park specifications contact the City of Dowagiac at (269) 782-2195 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Latest News from your Chamber

  • August 2nd, 2021

    Dowagiac's New Guest Housing Sites Collaborate on Stay Dowagiac

    Chamber of Commerce members on July 20 toured the 1870 House, one of the new Airbnbs to open within the community.

    Owners Zena Burns and her husband, Richard, hosted the return of Business After Hours, the first business gathering the organization has held since the onset of the pandemic. They are shown above with Kris Soenen, Chamber president and Mayor Don Lyons.

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  • August 2nd, 2021

    Black Business Expo Expands Segments and Seeks Vendors from Throughout Michigan

    Black Wall Street Kalamazoo is readying its next Annual Kalamazoo Black Business Expo. With the last local expo bringing together more than 800 people from Kalamazoo, Battle Creek, Grand Rapids, Detroit, and even some parts of Indiana to Buy Black, this is an excellent opportunity for Black businesses to be showcased, educated on resources, and to demonstrate collaboration.
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  • August 2nd, 2021

    Rod & Roll Classic Auto Show Welcomes Wood, Stock & Grill Aug. 21

    Plans for the 30th annual Dowagiac Rod & Roll Classic Auto Show of the Chamber of Commerce are underway. Chamber President and Event Chairperson Kris Soenen, owner of Who Knew? Consignment, is heading up the event, assisted by Co-chair Jim Kazlauskas, owner of Jim D’s Body Shop.

    More than 200 classic cars will drive in from all over southwestern Michigan and northern Indiana on Saturday, Aug. 21, vying for the Best of Show and Top 15. Five separate categories will also be awarded that include best custom, engine, interior, paint and rat rod. Visitors can talk shop with car owners, view beautifully restored vehicles and partake in breakfast on Front Street, hosted by Jordan Anderson, owner of The Baker’s Rhapsody. New this year, the event welcomes Wood, Stock & Grill that will serve BBQ out of its Volkswagen Beetle-based "smokewagon."
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