UEDA is a 501(c)(3) membership organization dedicated to facilitating the professional development of individuals and groups working in economic and community development in Wisconsin. Incorporated in 1997, its mission is to enhance cities and their residents by focusing on housing, economic development and job creation. UEDA emphasizes collaborative work in the areas of sustainable homeownership, public transportation and jobs, foreclosure mitigation, small business & entrepreneur support and the regional 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:
We invite you to join us as reflect on the previous year's accomplishments and thank the individuals and organizations that help us carry out our work. We'll share highlights from our 2015 Impact Report, acknowledge outgoing board members and recognize two individuals who have stood out for their commitment to the community and support of UEDA's mission.
We look forward to hosting you for an evening of good food, company and conversation, all in the name of highlighting efforts that support organizations and institutions working in community and economic development!
Special thanks to AT&T Wisconsin for sponsoring this year's Gathering!
Milwaukee’s My Brother’s Keeper Action
Plan Needs Feedback & Engagement
This action plan is the result of a broad range of individuals, coalitions, and organizations committing their time, resources, actions, and expertise. Milwaukee must change itself to better serve boys and men of color. View the plan here and submit your feedback
And be sure to check out a summary & recommendations from UEDA's 2015 Summit, Work Future: Building Pathways to Opportunity for Boys & Men of Color here.
"Food As an Economic Development Tool" Feasibility Analysis results now available: 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 will guide our work with the Food Enterprise Development Network (FEDN) in 2016. Check out our Study Snapshot, Full Summary Report and Nonprofit Capacity Assessment Tool
UEDA Annual Community Gathering ~ Thursday, August 18 from 5pm to 7pm. More information here