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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: 

2016 Carnival MKE

Join us on Saturday, February 27, 2016 for Carnival Milwaukee!
Each year about 300 people join the UEDA community in celebrating Milwaukee’s culture and diversity through food and music.  Carnival Milwaukee features a Food Tasting with 25 local restaurants & caterers, large puppets, dancing and live music by De La Buena.

Click here for event information and to purchase tickets!

Check out this month's UEDA Monthly Member Spotlight, Clarke Square Neighborhood Initiative!

"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

Thanks to those who joined us on October 21 for UEDA's 14th Annual Community Development Summit, Work Future: Building Pathways to Opportunity for Boys & Men of Color Click here to read a brief recap and check out pictures here.


Join us at Carnival Milwaukee on Saturday, February 27! Enjoy local food & live music: More information here


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