By Dave Fidlin


Most of the work on the Whitewater Community Development Authority’s plate focuses on job growth and bringing a cross-section of new businesses in various sectors to the city.

Last week, members of the economic development panel expressed widespread support in favor of another effort: helping spread the word about the assistance programs available to current and prospective homebuyers.

Increasing Whitewater’s single-family housing stock has been a talking point throughout the city in recent years, and it bubbled to the surface within the CDA early this year as members listed it as a goal.

At the CDA’s most recent monthly meeting June 28, Executive Director Dave Carlson laid out the reason he believed the panel should have a part in the effort.

“The biggest single obstacle with us getting some of the businesses we already have into town to expand, or attract new ones, is workforce,” Carlson said. “If we don’t have more people living in the community, we don’t grow the workforce.”

For more on this topic, see the July 5 Whitewater Register.


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