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

  • October 1st, 2018

    From the Desk of President Kim MacGregor

    Hello All!

    We recently held a board meeting and voted on officers for next year. You will be having the same officers.  They are: Rose Willson, secretary; Kris Soenen, treasurer; Jim Frazier, vice president and Kim MacGregor, president.  We hope to serve you well!

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  • October 1st, 2018

    Chamber Spotlights Hale’s Hardware

    While experts long ago predicted the Big Box stores would drive locally-owned hardware stores out of business, through continued fine-tuning, two exterior remodels and a complete interior renovation, Hale’s Hardware not only proved them wrong, Hale’s continues to thrive.

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  • October 1st, 2018

    Borgess-Lee Marks 13th Year As Major Holiday Underwriter

    As planning begins for the holiday retail season, the Greater Dowagiac Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce Borgess-Lee Memorial Hospital for the 13th consecutive year has stepped forward as the major $2,000 underwriter of this community’s Christmas celebration.

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