About WHIDC

WHIDC promotes the development and retention of businesses and jobs in Upper Manhattan and the Western Bronx and spreads awareness of the cultural diversity and vitality of the communities to businesses, investors and the public. 

WHIDC History & Mission

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History

WHIDC was organized in 1978 to serve the residents and businesses in Northern Manhattan. We are tax-exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the IRS code and a United States Treasury Department Certified Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI).

Mission

Our primary mission is to encourage the development and retention of businesses and jobs in Upper Manhattan and the Western Bronx. A second Primary mission is the development of events and other efforts to spread awareness of the cultural vitality and attractiveness of our communities to businesses, investors and the general public.

Message from the Executive Director

Dear Washington Heights and Inwood Development Corporation Community:

2020 is becoming one of the most significant years in our short American history.  Finally, the country is recognizing the institutionalized racial and economic injustice that we have been experiencing throughout our lives.  The focus we have always had on the power of entrepreneurship is acknowledged to be one of the primary tools we have to support those most hampered by the current system.

Our organization has been in a transition. In the last year, we have made significant investments in people and technology.

We’ve expanded our programs:

  • our day care program now includes First Aid CPR/AED
  • our business mentoring now includes blended customized training
  • Implementation of a new expanded server to secure client confidentiality

These investments and our ongoing commitment to local empowerment will provide even greater value to our clients.

Thank you for your interest in Washington Heights and Inwood Development Corporation.

Sincerely,

Jahaira Guerrero, CCUE
Executive Director

Contact Information

Washington Heights & Inwood
Development Corporation

611 W 177th Street
New York, NY 10033

Phone: (212) 795-1600
Email: info@whidc.org

Partners & Sponsors

The office of the Manhattan Borough President, David Rockefeller, The Lila Acheson Wallace Foundation, The Samuel I. Newhouse Foundation, major New York City banks, The New York State Council on the Arts, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, and The New York City Department of Cultural Affairs and The New York City Council.