rsz downtown storefronts 032One of the most exciting business opportunities in southwestern Michigan awaits you in Dowagiac. We're an historic community, in which so many wonderful things are  coming together for the entrepreneur.

The best way to find out why Dowagiac is the right place for your business or industry
is to visit us. We'll introduce you to some of the people who have built their success
in this growing community of life-long residents and loyal patrons.

A pro-active business recruitment campaign targets business and industry in search
of a community that enjoys a low cost, yet high quality of life. Low land prices, a
plentiful and skilled workforce, and moderate wage rates, makes our convenient
location in southwestern Michigan even more desirable to the industrialist.

For the retailer, our customer base flourishes by another 20 percent during peak
summer months, as neighboring Sister Lakes is frequented by tourists from the tri-
state area.

Business owners enjoy a positive and personalized working relationship with the City
of Dowagiac. Whether you need help in finding a business location, obtaining a
building permit or planning an expansion, assistance is only a phone call away. From
the City of Dowagiac’s Economic Development and Building departments to its
Downtown Development Authority (DDA), a team of knowledgeable professionals will
provide you with friendly, personalized service.

For information on the central business district, contact the DDA at (269) 782-8212. 

The Michigan Small Business Development Center provides counseling, training,
research and advocacy for new business owners, existing small businesses and
innovative tech companies. A Guide to Starting & Operating a Small Business
is available at www.SBDCMichigan.org

Other helpful links include:

Latest News from your Chamber

  • December 2nd, 2018

    From the Desk of President Kim MacGregor

    Hello All!

    Happy December! I cannot believe the year is almost over. This year has brought its challenges, heartache and successes. We have all learned from them, celebrated them, and hopefully shared with our families.   Let's finish the year strong!

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  • December 2nd, 2018

    Former City Clerk Jim Snow Honored as 2018 Parade Grand Marshal

    When Dowagiac’s 37th annual Candle-light Christmas Parade takes to the streets Friday, a man who has given his heart and soul to this community will be honored. Former City Clerk James E. Snow, who is fondly known as “Mr. Dowagiac,” was selected by the Chamber to serve as Grand Marshal of the 130-unit holiday procession.

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  • December 2nd, 2018

    Ice Festival Sponsorship a Winning Opportunity for Business

    Corporate sponsors have said in a small town, being associated with a festival is one of the leading methods of expressing their support for their community and is one of the best public relations initiatives a business can implement. 

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