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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

  • April 1st, 2022

    Chamber hires new staff member

    The Greater Dowagiac Chamber of Commerce announces the hiring of Matt Money as Chamber Marketing and Event Coordinator. 

    Money brings management, operational and event planning experience gleaned from over twelve years of employment at the University of Notre Dame to this Chamber of Commerce role.   Also, as a founding member of the Young Professionals Against Poverty in South Bend, Indiana, Money helped create, and then served as event director, for that community’s On the River Festival for eight years.  The event raised over $900,000 for South Bend’s Center for the Homeless.

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  • February 27th, 2022

    Working Capital Loans Available in Cass County for Ag Businesses

    As a result of the frost and freeze that occurred last spring, Economic Injury Disaster Loans are now available to businesses, agricultural cooperatives, businesses engaged in aquaculture and most private nonprofit organizations.

    The announcement was made by the U.S. Small Business Administration. The declaration includes Cass County.
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  • February 27th, 2022

    Facade Incentive Has Been Doubled

    Downtown property owners, who are contemplating renovation of the front facade of their buildings, will receive an added boost this construction season from the Downtown Development Authority.

    “With the cost of materials increasing, the DDA and City felt it was only appropriate to also increase the amount of our incentive,” said Vickie Phillipson, DDA program director.

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  • February 27th, 2022

    New Grant Opportunity for Small Businesses

    Michigan’s small businesses are innovative and resilient, but they need added support. To answer this call, the State of Michigan is offering an exciting new grant program to provide businesses with additional financial support to help retain or create jobs and boost Michigan's economy. Grant applications go live on March 1, 2022, and totals $409- million.
     
    Under this program, eligible businesses in operation before October 1, 2019, may receive a percentage of their loss in total state sales through a grant, up to $5-million.
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