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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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“Show Me the Money: A Pathway to Accessing Business Capital”
October 31, 2013

UEDA’s 12th annual Summit addressed how to best support the growth of new and emerging businesses in the region. Approximately 145 attendees from throughout southeastern Wisconsin participated and included small business owners, community-based organizations, financial institutions, small business resource providers, civic leaders and the general public.

Approximately 21% of attendees stated were business owners. Of that group, 9% were in the planning/start-up phase, 27% have owned their business for less than 3 years and 45% of them have owned their business for 3+ years. During the Summit, we heard from 10 local business owners about a significant need they had to either grow or sustain their business. Resource providers and various financial institutions were in attendance to provide the connection to capital during "speed networking" sessions; see list below. The major goal this year’s event was to provide a forum for entrepreneurs and small and emerging business owners to connect with capital and other resources.  2013 Summit title

The Summary Report summarizes the ideas, questions and issues raised and includes a list of possible next steps and key strategies that emerged from the event.  View the Event Pictures here.


Below is a list of organizations that provide assistance to small businesses and entrepreneurs.  Those listed with a * were participants in the Speed Networking for Access to Capital (S.N.A.C.) session and we thank them for their participation and support!

If you are looking for a specific contact, please feel free to give us a call at (414)562-9904 or email us and we would be glad to assist.  Stay tuned as we move forward with next steps in 2014.

General Business Resources /Training & Technical Assistance

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Financing Assistance