The Warsaw Community Development Corporation began as a downtown association in 1976. It was a group of business people concerned about the problems that were manifesting themselves in the Central Business District. This association began working to find solutions to problems of vacant buildings, deteriorating store fronts, parking and traffic flow — all common to small cities and towns at the time.
As a way to formally approach the problem, the Warsaw Community Development Corporation (WCDC) was formed in 1980. This not-for-profit, 501 (C)3, corporation has continued to serve as a force to revitalize downtown Warsaw.