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:
This year's Summit will focus on civic engagement and how it can be used as a tool to connect city neighborhoods to the opportunities present in major projects being developed downtown.
We are partnering with the Greater Milwaukee Committee and MKE United for this year's Summit to examine the MKE United Action Agenda and its effort to”…create a shared and inclusive vision for downtown Milwaukee and its adjacent neighborhoods.” Participants will be asked to provide their input on what is needed to make this vision a reality. EVENT INFORMATION 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