Why Become a UEDA Member?


UEDA is a nonprofit membership association dedicated to making meaningful change in the city of Milwaukee and across Southeastern Wisconsin. Our group of diverse, active members help us harness the power of community and collaboration to invest in the economic development of our communities. View our 2023 Membership List here.

Membership is open to individual citizens, community-based organizations, financial institutions, private corporations, small businesses, foundations as well as government agencies. We offer the following levels, click the one that fits best to start the membership process.

Benefits of Membership

Access to Networking, Professional Development and Funding Opportunities
We offer technical assistance and capacity building for our members who are growing their businesses or taking on new projects, including fostering connections with other UEDA members. We keep all members informed of important events and opportunities that help to fund or develop their projects or business. Members are invited to submit topics for us to cover at educational events or reach out with training suggestions.

Promotions of Your Events, Activities and Accomplishments
We offer opportunities for members to highlight their work to the media, on professional panels, and in other relevant spaces. We highlight events, activities and celebrate member accomplishments through our UEDA communication platforms, including our monthly e-newsletter (distributed to over 1,400 individuals), social media channels (over 1,300 followers) and in-person convenings. You are also provided access to UEDA’s listserv where you can push-out timely promotions, invitations or other calls to action.

Discounts/Fee Waivers to UEDA-hosted Events
We provide discounts to community and economic development events whenever possible, including UEDA’s Emerging Topic Series events (three per year), Carnival Milwaukee, Annual Community Gathering, and periodic training opportunities.

Invitations to Collaborate with UEDA and Other Members
Outside of networking and professional development opportunities, our members collaborate through programs including Take Root Milwaukee, Bank on Greater Milwaukee, Milwaukee Rental Housing Resource Center, and Small Business Affinity Group.

Ready to join? Scroll up to select your level or fill out our Current Membership form (contact us for a fillable doc), send to us, and use the link below to process your dues payment.

Become a UEDA Member


“UEDA creates a common ground by bringing together partners with overlapping and competing interests, cultivating thoughtful conversations, and leveraging this network to accomplish goals we have in common. As a banker, I appreciate that UEDA’s meetings leverage voices from the community, non-profits, government and industry to inform solutions around bank products, lending, home preservation and other economic drivers.”

William Kopka
Associated Bank

Is UEDA Membership a Good Fit?

  • Are you interested in banking access, financial empowerment and economic inclusion?
  • Would you work to create affordable housing development, homeownership programs and foreclosure mitigation?
  • Do you invest in community development and activities that support strong and vibrant neighborhoods?
  • Do you support commercial revitalization, small businesses and entrepreneurship?
  • Are you interested in economic development, including job creation, regional cooperation, public transportation and workforce initiatives?

Our Members

Nonprofits & Governmental

  • AARP Wisconsin
  • Acts Housing
  • ArtWorks for Milwaukee
  • Burleigh Street CDC
  • Cinnaire
  • City of Milwaukee DCD
  • Community Advocates
  • Community First
  • Data You Can Use
  • The Difference Principle, Inc.
  • Ezekiel Community Development Corp.
  • Fondy Food Center
  • Gateway To Milwaukee
  • Greater Milwaukee Association of REALTORS
  • Harbor District
  • Helen Bader Institute for Nonprofit Management
  • Hmong Wisconsin Chamber of Commerce
  • Independence First
  • Landmark Credit Union
  • Latino Chamber of Commerce of SE WI
  • LISC Milwaukee
  • Menomonee Valley Partners
  • Metropolitan Milwaukee Fair Housing Council
  • Milwaukee Christian Center
  • Milwaukee Community Land Trust
  • Milwaukee Development Corp. (MDC)
  • Milwaukee Economic Development Corp. (MEDC)
  • Milwaukee Habitat for Humanity
  • Milwaukee Public Library
  • My Choice Wisconsin
  • Near West Side Partners
  • Revitalize Milwaukee
  • Riverworks Development Corp.
  • Rooted & Rising – Washington Park
  • Safe & Sound
  • SecureFutures
  • Sherman Park Community Association
  • Sojourner Family Peace Center
  • Southside Organizing Center
  • The Business Council
  • TMG Wisconsin
  • United Way of Greater Milwaukee & Waukesha County
  • U.S. Small Business Administration (Wisconsin)
  • UW Credit Union
  • WI Department of Agriculture, Trade & Consumer Protection (DATCP)
  • WI Economic Development Association (WEDA)
  • WI Economic Development Corp. (WEDC)
  • WI LGBT Chamber of Commerce
  • WI Partnership for Housing Development
  • WI Veterans Chamber of Commerce

Small Businesses

  • Bright Horizons Real Estate
  • Center for Public Skills Training
  • Columbia Savings & Loan Association
  • Community Charge LLC
  • Community Development Management Partnerships (CDMP)
  • Community Insurance Info Center (CIIC)
  • Consumer Credit Counseling Services (CCCS)
  • Contexture
  • Dolomite Marketing
  • GoodFlow Enterprises
  • Goyke & Associates
  • HomeWorks Bronzeville
  • Jobs That Help
  • LEAD180 Consulting LLC
  • Lloyd Consulting, Inc.
  • Mueller Communications
  • P3 Development Group
  • ZDH Holdings LLC

Corporations & Funders

  • Associated Bank
  • Bank Five Nine
  • BMO Harris Bank
  • CIBC Bank
  • Erie Insurance – WI
  • First Federal Bank of Wisconsin
  • Johnson Financial Group
  • JPMorgan Chase
  • Mortgage Guaranty Insurance Corp. (MGIC)
  • Old National Bank
  • U.S. Bank
  • Zilber Family Foundation

Individuals & Students

  • Amy Turim
  • Avery L. Goodrich, Jr.
  • Barbara Markoff
  • Brennan Balistreri
  • Carol Maria
  • Dan Brophey
  • Erika Rondorf
  • George Calaway
  • Greg St. Arnold
  • Julia O’Connor
  • Kathryn Berger
  • Kurt Paulsen
  • Leo Ries
  • Montavius Jones
  • Nathan Guequeirre
  • Peter Richardson