Whitewater Community Development Authority
Created in 1972, the Whitewater CDA is a separate body politic of the City Whitewater.
The Whitewater CDA is governed by a Board of Commissioners, for the economic benefit and economic health of the entire City of Whitewater, its residents, and businesses. The Whitewater CDA is a separate body politic that operates at its own discretion, except by statutory authority or identified matters that shall receive approval from the Common Council. The Whitewater CDA was created at the behest of the Common Council and operates for the welfare and benefit of the entire city.
It is the policy of the Community Development Authority of the City of Whitewater (Whitewater CDA and/or CDA) to promote business sustainability and growth, housing and community development, and increased tax base throughout the entire City of Whitewater. In addition, the CDA is responsible for providing and retaining gainful employment opportunities for citizens of the City and its region; quality attainable housing; and stimulate the flow of investment capital into the City. Further, the CDA is responsible for the creation and management of Tax Incremental Districts, the general economic health of the city by preventing and eliminating blight, substandard, and deteriorated areas and properties through the utilization of all means appropriate. This encourages well-planned, integrated, stable, safe, and healthful neighborhoods, the provision of healthful homes, a decent living environment, and adequate places of employment for the people of the City of Whitewater and the region.
We’re Here to Help
Our business-focused services include connecting businesses to financial resources and incentives and helping to remove barriers to businesses looking to invest in our two-county region. The Whitewater CDA team is the go-to professional resource for businesses, site selectors, and developers.
Whitewater CDA is very fortunate to have strong partnerships with private sector businesses, county and municipal entities, educational institutions, and other community and economic development organizations. Meet them below.
Whitewater CDA Confidentiality Promise
Our Commitment to Confidentiality
Whitewater CDA wants to be your trusted adviser. Whether you’re an existing business, or a business looking to relocate or expand into our city, we know that confidentiality is key in economic development projects.
When we work with a business on a project, we are often privy to a lot of sensitive information, including financial information, strategic growth plans, and R&D activity. During a BRE visit, for example, we might learn that an employer needs working capital, is looking to expand their footprint by obtaining additional space, or is considering transferring some production and employees to a different location. Until plans are complete, an employer would want to keep this out of the public eye.
We take confidentiality very seriously. When we work with an employer on a new project, that project is given an anonymous name that is used on all correspondence and project-related materials. We do not share information on our website, publicly or in any format during the project. Once the project is complete and considered a “win,” we will work with the employer to promote it, but only with the express consent and participation of the employer. There are no exceptions to this practice.
If you have questions about our Confidentiality Promise, please contact the Whitewater CDA, 262-473-0148.