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

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    As an “essential business,” company officials are grateful they have been able to continue to work when so many businesses closed. Most employees have returned to the office after working remotely for the last three months. The company is now as busy as it's ever been at One Wolverine Way.

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  • June 30th, 2020

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    Small business owners and supporters will gather this month to show their support for Michigan’s growing companies at the state’s premier awards program for small business.

    The 16th-annual Michigan Celebrates Small Business awards gala will be held virtually on Tuesday, July 28. Ninety-four (94) businesses will be recognized for their role in growing Michigan’s economy and creating jobs. The “Michigan 50 Companies to Watch” will be recognized at the celebration.

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  • June 30th, 2020

    Fron the Desk of Our President

     Hello All!

    I hope this finds you doing well!

    It is nice to come out of the Shelter at Home order, but it appears we may be congregating a bit too much. Be careful out there - watch out for everyone. We will all get through this together.

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