Welcome to UEDA
UEDA is a 501(c)(3) membership association dedicated to facilitating effective, cross-sector collaboration, meaningful connections, and strengthening individual and organizational capacity in Wisconsin’s community and economic development sector.

Incorporated in 1997, we focus on and advocate for community investment, sustainable homeownership and housing, regional transportation, small business growth, financial empowerment and the local food economy.

We invite you to learn more about What We Do, the benefits of becoming a Member of UEDA and see the latest news from the UEDA Community.

This week in the UEDA Community: 

New Food + New People + New Experience = Transformation
Tuesday, December 10 | 6:00pm to 8:30pm | At Antigua

This will be the Year-End Celebration for the 2019 Diverse Dining season. UEDA is excited to join them and to celebrate year one of our partnership. There will be more opportunities to connect, great food, giveaways & fun! New guests are always welcome, and if you have attended a Diverse Dining event in the past this is one you don't want to miss. We will be at Antigua Latin Inspired Kitchen & Catering in West Allis. UEDA Members get a discount! Contact us for details.
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Diverse Dining offers unique cultural dining experiences that help you learn moreDiverse Dining logo about the attitudes, beliefs and customs of different people. Each event includes a special menu with resturant features, a guest facilitator and special activities exclusive to Diverse Dining guests. While Diverse Dining hosts events every month, our next two partner events will be in August and November. Stay tuned for details!

THANK YOU for a successful
2019 Emerging Topics in Economic Development Series!

UEDA ET Series imageNearly 180 people joined us from July - October for three sessions that helped us connect, learn new ideas, and lift up the work and best practices in economic and community development. This year the UEDA Community provided input on the City of Milwaukee's 2020-2024 Year HUD Consolidated Plan, engaged with our new local banking access coalition, Bank On Greater Milwaukee, and learned about the Mapping Prejudice project and Divided by Design MKE.

We'd like to acknowledge our partners and co-hosts, who all helped make each of these events such a success: Bader Philanthropies, Bank On Greater Milwaukee coalition, Forward Community Investments & the Wisconsin Partnership for Housing Development.

And SPECIAL THANKS to our 2019 Series Sponsors, whose investment in UEDA assists us to create sessions focused on shared learning and collaboration!

2019 UEDA ET series sponsors

"Food As an Economic Development Tool" Feasibility Analysis: In 2014-15, UEDA worked with consulant Karen Fulbright-Anderson as part of a USDA-funded project to explore how nonprofit and for-profit organizations were incorporating the food sector in economic & workforce development activities. One key finding is that there is no real infrastructure in place that connects these various activities to other technical assistance resources available in the local food and small business sectors. This report has guided our continuing work with the Food Enterprise Development Network (FEDN). Check out out our Study Snapshot, Full Summary Report and Nonprofit Capacity Assessment Tool


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