Economic Development

The Whitewater Community Development Authority (CDA) 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 1980s. Some of the things we have done include:

  • Developing the Whitewater business park, which has brought over 2,000 new jobs to the city
  • Facilitating several residential development in all parts of the city, bringing new housing choices to city residents
  • 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