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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.

 

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    Rev Up Your Engines for Summer in the City

    Summer in the City is pleased to welcome Modified Lawn Tractor Association racing to this year's festival, which opens Friday, July 19.
     
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  • June 30th, 2019

    Chamber Spotlight Shines on Dr. Matthew Cripe

    Dentist Matthew Cripe is among the proud Dowagiac graduates who returned to their hometown, following college graduation, to open their practice here.  This summer his career marks 29 years, as he now serves the two communities of Dowagiac and Niles.
     
    “Right out of school, I bought Dr. Neff’s practice,” Dr. Cripe said. There, they worked side by side for three years. Then, after 59 years in business, Dr. Neff retired in August 1993. 
     
    As Dr. Cripe looks back on those early years, he fondly recalls it was Dr. Neff and his father, who recommended he join the Chamber, which he did his very first day. In 1995 and 1996, Dr. Cripe went on to serve as president of the organization.
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    "This is a perfect opportunity for Chamber-member businesses to reach new customers," said Kris Soenen, Chamber treasurer and chairman of Rod & Roll. "We will get people to town. Now, you get them into your business." 
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