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Economic Development

The City of Sturgis is committed to making our community a great place to do business. With this focus in mind, we provide a business-friendly environment as well as access to services and resources that make starting, creating, or expanding a business in Sturgis as positive as possible.

Sturgis has much to offer businesses and entrepreneurs, including a wonderful small-town community, convenient location, fully developed industrial park sites, and municipally-owned water, wastewater, and electric utilities. Sturgis also has multiple transportation options including nearby inter- and intra-state highways, rail, and a local airport. Resources to aid in business creation or development are also available through the City and our economic development partners.

For more information on the Sturgis community, please visit the links above. We hope you find everything you need, but if you need more information or want to discuss locating or expanding a business in Sturgis, feel free to e-mail us [email protected] or by phone at (269) 659-7234.

Business Development Team

In order to help businesses who are looking to locate or grow in Sturgis, the City has created the Business Development Team (BDT). The BDT is designed to provide a single point of contact to individuals looking to develop a business, while at the same time providing the expertise of City staff and economic development partners on issues related to zoning, building, utilities, grants, financing, etc. 

The BDT will work with each prospective business on a case-by-case basis, providing information on what to expect regarding regulations, site development, and more. The goal is to provide tailored information that will help move the business through the government process as seamlessly as possible. To schedule an appointment or for more information contact us at [email protected].

Click here for Pre-Development / BDT Meeting Checklist in preparation for meeting with City Staff.

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Contact Us

Cathy Knapp
Manufacturing Specialist Services
Phone: (269) 553-9588


Jeff Coney
Community Development Specialist
Phone: 269-659-7233


Ryan Conrod
Downtown Event Coordinator
Phone: (269) 651-1907


Andrew Kuk
Interim City Manager
Phone: (269) 659-7234