Community & Economic Development

Economic Development Director
City of Dowagiac
241 S. Front St.
Dowagiac, MI 49047

Phone: 269.782.2195

Create your future in Dowagiac, Michigan!
With both prime industrial and commercial land ready for development, the City of Dowagiac offers big city convenience with small town qualities and values. 

The Economic Development Department and the Downtown Development Authority offers:
-Personal one-on-one service to assist to both new and existing businesses.
-Need help with a business start-up
-Expansion questions
-Site selection
-Planning and zoning
-Other resources that may be available

Let us show you why the City of Dowagiac is the perfect place to locate or expand your business.

Property owners and even tenants can take advantage of the Facade Incentive & Architectural Design Services Program. Matching funds are provided up to $4,000 per store-front for either the historic or tasteful renovation of the front facade. 
Facade Incentive Application

Downtown property owners, who would like to enhance their investment, can have the opportunity to apply for funding through the Michigan Economic Development Corporation with the support of the City of Dowagiac to develop their buildings. The City can introduce you to the Michigan Economic Development Corporation and walk with you through the process of applying.

Call 269.782.2195 or email