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:
Thanks to our Community Partners!
On August 18 we celebrated another year of supporting individuals and groups in the community and economic development sector at UEDA's Annual Community Gathering. Nearly 50 people joined us at Jackson's Blue Ribbon Pub as we reflected on the previous year's accomplishments and thanked the individuals and organizations that help us carry out our work.
We shared highlights from our 2015 Impact Report and recognized Elizabeth Hummitzsch (outgoing Board Member), Joaquin Altoro (Extraordinary UEDA Volunteer) and Amber Miller (Extraordinary UEDA Community Partner). Read a recap here and view pictures here.
Special thanks to AT&T Wisconsin and Goyke & Associates for sponsoring this year's Gathering!
"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
UEDA Annual Community Gathering ~ Thursday, August 18 from 5pm to 7pm. More information here