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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 12th, 2021

    Chamber Spotlights Deerpath Recyclers

    Deerpath is open Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The company accepts car, truck and semi tires.Deerpath Recyclers Inc., located within the Dowagiac Industrial Park, opened its doors in 2006 as a tire recycling company.

    The company is a registered tire collection site with the State of Michigan, and is a registered tire hauler in Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, Ohio and Wisconsin.

    For the past 10 years, Deerpath Recyclers has worked with the State of Michigan on its Tire grants. The state issues grants for tire cleanups throughout Michigan. In doing so, Deerpath has been involved with many of the local community tire cleanups.

    Once the company has collected tires, it has a machine that chops them up into smaller pieces. The crumb rubber is then used to make different products and landscaping material.

     
  • April 12th, 2021

    A Word or Two from Our President

    Can you feel it? A new spring. Small changes. Perhaps a bit of light at the end of the tunnel?  

    No doubt there are still challenges for many. And the rear view has not been pretty for all. But, our business community has moved through with creativity, adaptive adjustments and with incredible support from our community.

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  • April 12th, 2021

    Ongoing Construction Transforms Storefronts

     Behind concealed windows, as interior construction progresses on downtown storefronts, later this spring renovation moves to the exterior, where one building, in particular, will enjoy a long awaited face lift.

    In March the Downtown Development Authority's Design Review Committee approved Facade Incentive applications from Shannon Lyons and Cathy McBride for the old Harvey building at 143 S. Front St., where both the front and rear facades will be redone.

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