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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

  • March 1st, 2019

    Business After Hours, Standing Room Only at Wood Fire

    As the Pompii Room at Wood Fire Italian Trattoria swelled to capacity Feb. 6 with the influx of people arriving for the Chamber’s Business After Hours, it was a moment of     reflection and great pride for both co-owner Kevin Hanner and Mayor Don Lyons.

    “I am honored and humbled by the turnout, and happy to recognize many of you as my customers,” Kevin said. Having purchased the restaurant and later moving to the community seven months ago, Kevin said he looks forward to many years of being here. He’s   already putting his touches on the restaurant with the addition of a fireplace, refinished oak floors, and the intriguing and oversized photographs depicting the community’s rich history.

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  • March 1st, 2019

    Now’s the Time to Start Thinking Spring Building Maintenance

    In a small community, curb appeal can determine the ability of a business to not only survive in today’s marketplace, but to also thrive.

    These last long days of winter offer building owners an opportunity to take a good look at their property to decide what maintenance or renovation is needed once spring arrives.

    While many of our downtown buildings have been renovated, some are showing significant wear and tear, such as rotting window trim, peeling paint, bricks in need of tuck pointing and, in some cases, faded and worn awnings.

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  • March 1st, 2019

    From the Desk of Our President

    Hello All!   Spring is almost here! I am ready to hear the birds chirping and feel the grass under my feet! As we await spring’s arrival, we’re working on new programs for you! I am very excited to tell you about them - unfortunately I can't just yet! Stay tuned!!

    Our next event is Easter Eggstravaganza! Angela Johnson of Lifestyle Nutrition is our new chairman! Make sure to save the date, April 6, and bring your kids!

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