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:
UEDA's 15th Annual Community Development Summit a success!
Nearly 120 attendees joined us on October 26 for meaningful conversations on how civic engagement can be used as a tool to connect city neighborhoods to the opportunities present in major projects being developed downtown.
Read about the Summit and the discussions that were featured in this Milwaukee Neighborhood News article: Downtown development boom must benefit challenged neighborhoods, city leaders say (11/2/16). Look for a comprehensive event summary to be posted in the next few weeks!
"Food As an Economic Development Tool" Feasibility Analysis results 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