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:
Milwaukee’s My Brother’s Keeper Action
Plan Needs Feedback & Engagement
This action plan is the result of a broad range of individuals, coalitions, and organizations committing their time, resources, actions, and expertise. Milwaukee must change itself to better serve boys and men of color. View the plan here and submit your feedback
And be sure to check out a summary & recommendations from UEDA's 2015 Summit, Work Future: Building Pathways to Opportunity for Boys & Men of Color here.
UEDA 2015 Impact Report now
Check out this one-page summary of our work in 2015, which freatured collaborative projects such as Take Root Milwaukee and Food Enterprise Development Network, working with small businesses and resource providers, providing technical assistance and connecting the sector through annual events.
Carnival Milwaukee a success!
Thank you to all of our Members, partners and community supporters that joined us for our annual fundraiser on Saturday, February 27! We are honored to host an event that celebrates Milwaukee's culture and diversity while supporting locally-owned food businesses and talented area performers. A list of this year's participants can be found at www.CarnivalMilwaukee.com. If you missed the evening’s festivities - or want to relive the fun - take a look at pictures from this year's event here.
This event helps raise funds for UEDA's collaborative work in areas such as sustainable homeownership, public transportation & jobs, foreclosure mitigation, small business & entrepreneur support and the regional food economy. And...Save the Date for Carnival Milwaukee 2017: Saturday, February 25!
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
VISION 2050 Open House: Tuesday, May 3 from 3-5pm. Open to the public, share your vision for the future of SE WI when it comes to transportation and land use. More information here