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For over 69 years, the Watertown Development Company has been assisting in the growth of Watertown.

Since 1948, the Watertown Development Company (WDC) has been leading the way in creating one of the state’s most vibrant, secure, and growing economies. Founded by a group of far-sighted business leaders, the WDC is organized as a private non-profit economic development corporation for the purpose of establishing funding and directing programs designed to promote and increase the commercial, financial and economic vitality of the City of Watertown and its citizens. The organization is responsible for the creation of jobs and overall economic opportunity and owns and operates buildings, lands and development areas for the economic benefit of Watertown.

What we do:
•  Help you build partnerships for workforce success
•  Assist in all phases of site selection
•  Develop high-quality business and industrial parks
•  Guide you in developing a local network of business allies
•  Research and analysis of business inputs


WDC Board

Jill Fuller, CEO Prairie Lakes Healthcare System, Board Chair

Jim Redlinger, CEO Redlinger Bros. Plumbing & Heating

Steve Lehner, General Manager, Watertown Municipal Utilities

Mike Cartney, President, Lake Area Technical Institute

Jim Roby, Attorney, Green Roby Oviatt LLC

Jim Seuer, CEO, Glacial Lakes Energy

James D. Olson, Market President, Wells Fargo Bank

Curt Trego, Market President, Great Western Bank

Troy Zebroski, Market President, Dacotah Bank

Don Roehrich, President, Active Heating Inc.

DeWayne Hibbert, Manufacturing Manager, Sparton Corporation

Gary Koistinen, Planning Manager, Worthington Industries

Sarah Caron, Mayor, City of Watertown

Request More Info

The Watertown Development Company is a non-profit organization established to own and operate buildings, lands and development areas for the economic benefit of Watertown. Use the form below to send a message to our executive team and we’ll be sure to respond as soon as we can.
  • You can call us directly at (605) 884-0340 or toll free at 1-888-898-6767