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Crops in a Business Park

It’s right to make bids for government services, just as it’s right to mitigate losses or vacancies. Yet, for it all, it’s telling that Whitewater’s Community Development Authority has so much vacant business space that it leases the empty lots out for cropland.

The Community Development Authority of the City of Whitewater, Wisconsin
(“CDA”) is seeking bids for the lease of vacant farmland for the 2019 crop year.
The available farmland, consisting of approximately 113± acres, is located easterly
of Highway 59, positioned in the Whitewater Business and Technology Park. Bids
will be accepted for the entire 113± acres

Years of the WEDC, years of capital catalyst grants and subsidies of other kinds, but still a business park for light industry that has abundant space for crops. Whitewater’s had large vacancies of land and buildings for many years.

Sell the land, lease the land, give the land away, give away subsidies for businesses to go on the land, and still…vacant spaces.

If all those offers haven’t spurred demand, then the rational course would be to change course, wholly and fundamentally.

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