No other firm has the experience, expertise, and capabilities of Whittaker Associates, Inc.
What makes us different?
Dean Whittaker, an economic development and real estate practitioner fascinated by emerging technologies, founded Whittaker Associates Inc. in 1987. By merging his professional expertise and his passion for technology, Dean could provide something other firms didn’t: hard-to-get company data.
By applying proprietary analytic methods, Whittaker Associates Inc. transforms this data into richer business knowledge. We bring meaning to information to help you achieve your business, real estate, and economic development goals.
Our Mission & Values
At Whittaker Associates we:
Uncover business opportunities using data analytics
Enable our clients to focus their resources on best prospects
Reduce inefficiencies in the marketing process
Our clients are:
Leading local, regional, and state economic development organizations
Owners or their agents of special use commercial/industrial property
Organizations able to benefit from a technologically-advanced approach to their marketing efforts
We are known for:
Accurate, timely, actionable business intelligence, which leads to repeat referral business
Our integrity, competence and innovation
Unique proprietary predictive analytics
Prioritized business opportunities using pattern recognition
Our impeccable reputation
What makes us different
We specialize 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.
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.
Our proprietary research and lead-generation methodologies have been proven over time through solid results for our clients.
We work with a network of strategic partners, reputable individuals and companies with specialized niches, unique capabilities, and valuable contacts in targeted geographic areas.
"Whittaker Associates has been an excellent source for lead generation and a valuable resource for our business development efforts. The SmartLeads program has proven to be very successful with their spot-on algorithm."
Traci Jao, TRIDEC
"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."
Craig A. Price
Business Development Representative, JobsOhio
"The company's personalized leads and commitment to integrity have assisted us in developing a plan that best fits our needs for a strategic future. We are grateful for our partnership with the team at Whittaker Associates."
Traci Jao, TRIDEC
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Holland, MI 49424
Here are a few of my takeaways from the May 12th and 13th, 2021 Mid-American Economic Development Council Best Practice virtual conference. Thanks to Tim Robinson, chair of the event, the host committee, and the 26 speakers for their efforts in putting on a great...
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