Welcome to UEDA

Urban Economic Development Association (UEDA) of Wisconsin
1915 N. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, Suite 260
Milwaukee, WI 53212
Phone: (414) 562-9904


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Since its inception in 1997, UEDA has continually supported individuals and groups in building their capacity to better serve their communities.  Our program areas and services include:

  • Membership: UEDA provides capacity-building and information-services, as well as networking opportunities to our members and partners.  These include monthly newsletters, a listserv and annual and quarterly events. Learn more about becoming a UEDA Member or view our Membership Flyer here.

  • Collaborative Projects: When significant community and economic development issues confront the broader community, UEDA is often asked to step in as an intermediary and help facilitate efforts to address them. Examples include Take Root Milwaukee, Small Business Affinity Group, Financial Equity Group, Food Enterprise Development Network and the Coalition for Advancing Transit; UEDA provides staff and administrative support to these projects, facilitation of meetings and coordination of projects and activities.

  • Events: UEDA hosts several events for members and partners including the annual UEDA Community Gathering, annual Community Development Summit, Community Development Brown Bags, Quarterly Gatherings and UEDA’s annual fundraiser, “Carnival Milwaukee.”

  • Contracted Services: UEDA has provided project management and fiscal agent services to organizations and projects and has served as the Evaluation Lead to several neighborhood initiatives.

  • Technical Assistance: UEDA is a certified contractor for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Community Planning and Development. In that role, UEDA provides local technical assistance grants to Wisconsin agencies that work on developing and supporting affordable housing. Our work focuses on organizational development and capacity and is specific to the agency or need. We also work with other intermediaries such as Local Initiatives Support Corporation to provide technical assistance.

Interested in learning more about our Programs and Projects? Contact us to discuss your interests and how you could benefit by getting engaged with the work of UEDA or visit our Get Connected page.