Welcome to UEDA
Urban Economic Development Association (UEDA) of Wisconsin
2212 North Dr. Martin
Luther King Drive
Milwaukee, WI 53212
Phone: (414) 562-9904
UEDA hosts several events for members and partners including the Annual Membership meeting, the annual Community Development Summit, Community Development Brown Bag discussions, Quarterly Gatherings and UEDA’s Annual Fundraiser, “Carnival Milwaukee.”
UEDA ANNUAL COMMUNITY GATHERING
Wednesday, August 20 ~ 5:00-7:00pm (brief program at 6:00pm)
At Rustico (lower level), 223 N. Water Street, Milwaukee. MAP
Formerly known as the "annual meeting" this event is an opportunity for us to celebrate our work in community & economic development. Join us as we recognize our Members, partners and volunteers who help make it happen. Refreshments and light appetizers will be served. Please RSVP here.
Next VISON 2050 Public Input Session: September
UEDA, along with SEWRPC and other community partners, will be holding public workshops this Septemberfor the next stage of the regional planning process. This is YOUR chance to shape the region! Stay tuned for workshop details and view "Guiding the Vision," new brochures and more here.
SAVE THE DATE! UEDA's Annual Community Development Summit will be held on Thursday, October 16. More information to follow, so stay tuned. Learn about the Summit here.
RECIPE TO RETAIL SERIES
Do you have a food-based idea or business but are having trouble getting from "Recipe to Retail"? Join us for food, drink, and good conversation at this community networking series.
SAVE THE DATE! The next Recipe to Retail event will be held Wednesday, August 13 at 5:00pm. It will be held at Antigua's new Coffeehouse, located at 809 S. 60th Street, West Allis. Look for more details soon regarding registration.
The first Recipe to Retail event in March discussed resources, financing, best practices, share successes and more. The second session in May focused on "Financials 1.0" - the process of positioning yourself financially to not only start a food business, but how to access financing opportunities as it takes off.
Check out Event recaps, resources and more at the FEDN Recipe to Retail website page.
These events are put on by the Food Enterprise Development Network (FEDN), a project of UEDA and in partnership with the Wisconsin Women's Business Initiative Corporation (WWBIC) and is sponsored by U.S. Bank.
Carnival Milwaukee: February 22, 2014
Over 260 guests who joined us on Saturday, February 22nd for our annual fundraiser. We saw people in costumes & cultural attire, enjoying flavorful exotic dishes from 28 local restaurants and caterers, live music by De La Buena and other carnival entertainment. Check out pictures from the event here - it's an event not to be missed! We thank our Sponsors, Partners and Committee members for their support. See more at www.CarnivalMilwaukee.com or view our Recognition Flier.
VISION 2050 Public Input Session: January 9, 2014
UEDA hosted 2nd session, which worked to develop “sketch” future land use and transportation scenarios—the next step in the regional planning process. VISION 2050 is an important opportunity to talk about the future of our region. Additional meetings will be held in 2014-2015 so stay tuned!
Public Input Session: November 14, 2013
UEDA hosted this visioning session in partnership with the Southeastern Regional Planning Commission (SEWRPC). VISION 2050 is an important opportunity to talk about the future of our region and this workshop gave SE WI residents the opportunity to provide their input to create a land use and transportation plan for the year 2050.
12th Annual Community Development Summit: October 31, 2013
“Show Me the Money: A Pathway to Accessing Business Capital” addressed Just over 145 attendees joined us to learn more about one of the key issues that emerged from last year’s Summit: how to best support the growth of new and emerging businesses in the region. Learn more about this event: Summary Report, Resource Page, Event Pictures and Program Booklet here.
UEDA Annual Meeting: August 8, 2013
Thanks to the over 40+ people who joined us at Rustico in Milwaukee's Third Ward to celebrate the work of UEDA over the past year and recognize the contribution of our partners and volunteers who help make it happen. This year we invited southeast Wisconsin’s newest members of the State Assembly to share their aspirations for the region: Mandela Barnes (District 11), Evan Goyke (District 18), LaTonya Johnson (District 17) and Daniel Riemer (District 7). View the pictures here and Special thanks to sponsors AT&T and Goyke & Associates.
Milwaukee: February 23, 2013
Once again, about 225 people joined UEDA on the last Saturday in February for our annual fundraiser, which featured 26 local food vendors and live entertainment by De La Buena. One of our guests wrote a column in The Capital Times that truly captured the purpose and what we at UEDA hope people experience at Carnival - Carnival shows Milwaukee’s gathering steam.
11th Annual Community Development Summit: November 8,
"Completing the Circuit: Electrifying the Job Market" featured a unique format that explored the challenges and collaborative opportunities available in the areas of workforce development, entrepreneurship and business growth. View the Program Booklet or read the summary report on our Summit page.
UEDA Annual Meeting: August 9, 2012
Thanks to UEDA Members and Partners for joining us at our Annual Meeting! We not only celebrated UEDA’s work over the past year, but also recognized and presented an award to Will Allen of Growing Power, Inc. We also recognized the service of two outgoing board members, Bethany Sanchez and Vera Graves-Davis – the Board and Staff acknowledged them for their contributions to UEDA during their term of service to the organization. Also, special thanks to the event sponsors, Dan & Janet Brophey and Goyke & Associates. Click here to see pictures from the event
Carnival Milwaukee: February 25, 2012
Thanks to all our guests, friends & supporters for making the 2012 Carnival Milwaukee our best yet! Carnival Milwaukee is a party with a purpose – over 225 guests joined us and enjoyed food from around the world, music by De La Buena and dancing throughout the night. This event was made possible through the generous support of our sponsors and partners; their involvement will allow UEDA to establish a strong foundation for our programs in 2012. We thank them! Visit our Carnival Milwaukee site to view photos, Sponsors, Food Tasting participants and more.