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Community Development Authority

The Whitewater Community Development Authority is the economic development organization for the City of Whitewater. We exist to encourage and help people and businesses to invest in the city, creating jobs, increasing the tax base and improving the community's quality of life.

The CDA has been involved in a number of projects dating back to the early 1980's. Some of the things we have done include: developing the Whitewater business park, which has brought over 2,000 new jobs to the city, ongoing efforts to attract new businesses and to help existing ones grow, redeveloping the former Hawthorn Mellody Dairy, now Water's Edge Condominiums, writing grants that have brought over $1 million into the city for projects such as Starin Road, the Whitewater Creek Path, Enterprise Drive, and new water and sanitary sewer mains, and facilitating several residential development in all parts of the city, bringing new housing choices to city residents.

Patrick Cannon, CDA Coordinator  || This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. || 262-473-0148

Retail Coach Report

In 2008 The City of Whitewater in partnership with the CDA and private stakeholders commissioned The Retail Coach, LLC to perform a market analysis and develop a retail recruitment strategy to attract prospective retailers to the Whitewater Market.

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Guide to Opening a New Business in Whitewater


 The purpose of this booklet is to facilitate your business venture. No matter what kind of business you are starting, whether large or small, we are committed to offering you the personal attention and expert guidance you need.

Center of Opportunity

Triangle_LogoWelcome to Whitewater, the “Center of Opportunity” for businesses seeking an ideal location. With a combination of geographic advantages, university relationships, economic resources, and quality of life, Whitewater can provide exciting new opportunities for your business.

"Center of Opportunity" Brochure


Whitewater is approximately 50 miles from Madison and Milwaukee and just 80 miles from Chicago. Interstates 43, 90, and 94 are located just minutes away from US Highway 12 and State Highways 59 and 89. The city is also at the epicenter of Wisconsin's population density, with close proximity to other population centers such as suburban Milwaukee, Racine, Kenosha, Janesville, and Rockford, IL.

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Lead-Safe Wisconsin

Lead-Safe Wisconsin

 Lead exposure in young children can cause reduced IQ and attention span, impaired growth, reading and learning disabilities, hearing loss, and a range of other health and behavioral effects.  Most exposures occur in homes or daycares where lead-based paint has deteriorated because of deferred maintenance or where lead hazards have been created through painting or renovation done without using lead-safe work practices.

Prevention of lead poisoning can be accomplished by eliminating lead-based paint hazards before children are exposed.  Wisconsin's goal is to eliminate this disease by working to make Wisconsin's housing lead-safe, and by improving the detection and treatment of lead poisoning in children.

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