Welcome to UEDA
UEDA is a 501(c)(3) membership organization 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 support, 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: 

Johnson Bank Home Loan Office Grand Opening July 27th!
Join this UEDA Member at their NEW Milwaukee office for refreshments and prizes.

  Johnson Bank LPO grand opening flyer

Coming Home Again Workshop: August 16, 2017
Designing, Financing & Administering First-time Homebuyer Programs
Sponsored by Freddie Mac, WHEDA, Wintrust Mortgage and Bank of America
A new, comprehensive one-day training event in support of local initiatives that expand homeownership opportunities for underserve households and buyers in distressed markets.
View flyer here, with a list of who should attend and registration details.

UEDA 2016 Impact Report
Take a look and see what we were up to in 2016! Highlights include distribution of Money Smart Week Milwaukee Resource Guides to the public, a 49% increase in the number of homeownership professionals engaged in Take Root Milwaukee, partnerships with MCFI's Black Male Advisory Board and the Alliance for Economic Inclusion and continued growth of our membership network. View Here

"Food As an Economic Development Tool" Feasibility Analysis results 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 and 2017.  Check out out our Study Snapshot, Full Summary Report and Nonprofit Capacity Assessment Tool


Save the Date! Carnival Milwaukee 2018 will be on Saturday, February 24.


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