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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Each year, UEDA engages nearly 900 professionals in the community and economic development sector by:

  • Promoting homeownership and mitigating the impact of foreclosures
  • Connecting people to financial literacy and asset-building resources
  • Investing in underserved communities and neighborhoods
  • Strengthening Milwaukee’s small business and entrepreneurship resources sector
  • Advocating for a regional transportation system to improve workforce connections

Specific program areas include:

Membership: UEDA provides capacity-building, information, and networking opportunities to our members and partners through monthly newsletters, a listserv and events. Learn more about becoming a UEDA Member or view our Membership Flyer here.

Collaborative Projects: UEDA is often asked to serve as an intermediary and help facilitate efforts to address complex issues. 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 including the annual UEDA Community Gathering, Community Development Summit, our annual fundraiser, Carnival Milwaukee, and in 2018, our new "Emerging Topics in Economic Development" series.  

Contracted Services: UEDA has provided project management, program evaluation and fiscal agent services to a variety of organizations and projects over the past 20 years, focusing on housing, neighborhood revitalization and nonprofit capacity.  

Technical Assistance: UEDA has served as certified contractor for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and LISC Milwaukee, providing technical assistance to Wisconsin agencies that develop and provide affordable housing. We focus on organizational development and capacity issues specific to the agency.

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.