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Our Markets

Economic Development

Are you an economic development or workforce development professional?

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Real Estate

Are you a commercial real estate broker or facility owner/agent?

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Are you a business owner, executive, or sales and marketing professional?

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Welcome to Whittaker Associates

For over 30 years Whittaker Associates, Inc., a trusted market research and consulting firm, has connected corporate businesses, real estate professionals, and economic development organizations to business opportunities worldwide. We help you focus your sales efforts, reduce the time frame of commercial real estate transactions, and locate ideal prospects for economic development. We provide innovative, targeted business intelligence solutions to fit your needs. To us, business is about relationships. Let us help you build relationships with your customers in the economic development, real estate, and business world.

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What sets us apart?

No other firm has the experience, expertise, and capabilities of Whittaker Associates.


For over 20 years, we have specialized in identifying ideal prospects in any industry for our clients. A 30-year economic development veteran, our president is a recognized expert on the use of technology in economic development.

Innovative methodologies

Our proprietary research and lead-generation methodologies have been proven over time through solid results for our clients.


Strategic partnerships

We work with a network of strategic partners, reputable individuals and companies with specialized niches, unique capabilities, and valuable contacts in targeted geographic areas.


Web-based lead tracking application

We deliver our leads in a password-protected, web-based system that allows users to access information from any location to collaborate with us and other service providers in a user-friendly environment.

Case Studies

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B2B Services Midwest Logistics Provider View More
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Economic Development A Georgia County Council View More
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Real Estate A Chicago-based Real Estate Brokerage Firm View More
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B2B Services Office Furniture Distributor View More
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Economic Development A Texas Economic Development Agency View More
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Real Estate A Texas-based Commercial Real Estate Firm View More
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Real Estate A Georgia-based Real Estate Firm View More
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B2B Services Southern 3PL Supplier View More
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Economic Development A Florida County Organization View More


  • I have worked with Whittaker Associates for over 20 years and find their services valuable to my marketing strategies.  They enable me to reach a broader, more diverse groups of prospects in a shorter time frame than any other data source I’ve used.

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    Vern Schultz, SIOR Executive Vice President - Chicago, Colliers International
  • Whittaker data has been a great resource to my success in identifying quality leads for our organization.  The way the data is presented and managed in Whittaker’s WALTER CRM system is extremely focused, and helps me to stay up-to-date on the most recent events within a prospective company.

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    Craig A. Price Business Development Representative, JobsOhio
  • The lists provided by Whittaker have taken a large universe of potential prospects and narrowed them down to a selected group most likely to be interested in our service offering. Whittaker also provides appropriate and accurate names and contact information so that we are getting to the correct prospect contact during the initial call. Whittaker has found prospects in our targeted geographic areas and market segments that we have not found through other directory and association sources.

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    Jan McDonough Director of Business Development - Linc Facility Services

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