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: 

Milwaukee Consolidated Plan Community Survey - closes 11/15/19
UEDA is assisting the City of Milwaukee to prepare their next 5 year strategic plan for HUD. Part of this process includes an opportunity for residents to share their input on priorities that will help guide investments for housing development, home repair programs, infrastructure needs, services for youth, small business assistance and workforce supports through 2024. ConPlan Survey logo1

 The survey will close at midnight on Friday, November 15 and those that complete it are automatically entered to win prizes, including a flat screen TV and restaurant packages!

Learn more, TAKE THE SURVEY at www.ConPlanMKE.org (Español or Hmong) and share with your networks!

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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