Welcome to UEDA

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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UEDA is a membership association that has been supporting the professional development of individuals and groups in community and economic development since 1997. Learn more about us here.

MISSION: UEDA is dedicated to facilitating effective, cross-sector collaboration, meaningful connections, and strengthening individual and organizational capacity in Wisconsin’s community and economic development sector.

We focus on and advocate for community investment, sustainable homeownership and housing, regional transportation, small business growth, financial empowerment and the local food economy.

VISION: The members and communities we serve are inspired and thriving, with equitable access to investment and opportunity.


  • Collaboration as a tool to drive positive, systemic change
  • The inclusion of diverse stakeholders and perspectives
  • Careful listening to inform the actions we take
  • Positive coordinated efforts to develop urban neighborhoods
  • A commitment to building connections among those working toward similar outcomes
  • The inherent goodness of people striving to improve our community, one step at a time

MEMBERSHIP & SUPPORT:  Our success is directly connected to the support of our members, sponsors, donors and partners who remain engaged through various programs, initiatives, events and celebrations. View a list of Our Funders here and learn more about becoming a UEDA Member here.

2018 UEDA Annual Impact Report
2017 UEDA Annual Impact Report
2016 UEDA Annual Impact Report
2015 UEDA Annual Impact Report
2014 UEDA Annual Impact Report