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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 edc@sturgismi.gov or by phone at (269) 659-7234.

Business Development Team

In order 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 works 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. You can contact the BDT Leader at edc@sturgismi.gov or use the link below to find more information on the Team and its process.

More: Business Development Team

Contact Us

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


Downtown Development Authority
Phone: (269) 651-1907

Andrew Kuk
Assistant City Manager - Development Director
Phone: (269) 659-7234