Economic Development Services
Economic Development Services
We can created a customized package of available incentives, tools and programs to reduce your operating costs and help make your outreach more effective.
Economic Development Products
Experience & Case Studies
Since 1987 Whittaker Associates has worked with economic development agencies at the local, regional, and state levels.
- Having difficulty finding skilled workers?
- Looking to expand your region’s economic tax base?
- Overwhelmed with the follow-up required for your BR|E and attraction efforts?
We can help you solve your most pressing economic development problems while saving you money, time, and resources!
How We Can Help
Target Industry Analysis
Recommendation of the best target industries for your location based on industry trends, your community’s attributes, and the skills of your workforce.
In-depth industry intelligence including STEEP trends and how they will affect your target industries, sectors that are poised for growth and where they are locating.
Existing Industry Services (BR|E)
Priority-ranked database of your local firms most likely to expand or be at risk of downsizing.
Lead Generation (Business Attraction)
Priority-ranked database of the most feasible and desirable companies to attract to your area.
U.S. Layoffs Subscription
Our customized subscription offers you dedicated access to a database of companies that are downsizing or closing operations. Utilize this information to identify talent pools across the U.S.
Since 1987, Whittaker Associates has worked with economic development agencies at the local, regional, and state levels. We have also assisted a number of utilities in their economic development efforts.
During this time, we have worked with over 120 economic development agencies in 35 states and three provinces in Canada. Whittaker Associates has also worked with over 25 cities, 12 chambers of commerce, 20 counties, 30 regional agencies, 8 state agencies, and 10 utility clients. We have also worked with a number of international economic development agencies in Europe.
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"My experience has been that dealings with Whittaker are not a transaction, but a partnership. Dean and his team take a personal interest in me, my organization and our goals. They offer informed and valuable guidance to support our success."
Jim Alexander, AllianceSTL
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Holland, MI 49424
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