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) 269-782-2195, a team of knowledgeable professionals will provide you with friendly, personalized service.

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

  • May 2nd, 2024

    Dowagiac Home & Garden Tour 2024 tickets available May 8

    Dowagiac, MI - May 8, 2024 - The Greater Dowagiac Chamber of Commerce is delighted to announce the highly anticipated return of the Dowagiac Home & Garden Tour, scheduled for June 22, 2024. From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., attendees will have the opportunity to explore six of Dowagiac's most historic and picturesque properties, showcasing the architectural variety and historic charm of the region. 

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  • May 2nd, 2024

    Destination Dowagiac Events and Membership Directory available now!

    The 2024 edition of the Dowagiac Chamber of Commerce publication, Destination Dowagiac, is now available for free distribution at numerous Cass and Berrien County businesses, the Chamber of Commerce office, as well as at Pure Michigan Welcome Centers across Michigan.

    This guide not only contains the Chamber's Business Member Directory, but also a calendar of local events and festivals.  Highlighting places to stay, play, shop and dine, the directory serves as a guide for both visitors and local residents. 

    Call the Dowagiac Chamber of Commerce office for copies to distribute at your business. 

     

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