Urban Economic Development Association of WI (UEDA)

Urban Economic Development Association of WI (UEDA) UEDA is a membership organization dedicated to the professional development of individuals and groups working in economic and community development in Wisconsin.
UEDA facilitates effective, cross-sector collaboration, meaningful connections, and strengthens individual & organizational capacity in Wisconsin’s community and economic development sector. We focus on and advocate for community investment, homeownership and housing, financial empowerment, small business growth, regional transportation and the local food economy.

Join BizStarts on July 23rd from 11:00AM-12:00PM via Zoom for a webinar on understanding how buyers think and focus on i...
07/16/2020
Support Is On The Way: Start Your Business With a Valuable Exit in Mind

Join BizStarts on July 23rd from 11:00AM-12:00PM via Zoom for a webinar on understanding how buyers think and focus on ideas that build value for your company. Register below for free!

Webinar on understanding how buyers think & focus on ideas that build value for your company

How are the unbaked and underbanked being impacted by the national coin shortage and increase in contactless payments? F...
07/14/2020
Economic disruption of COVID-19 pandemic leads to national coin shortage, rise in contactless payment

How are the unbaked and underbanked being impacted by the national coin shortage and increase in contactless payments? Find out from Constance Alberts, our Bank On Greater Milwaukee program manager.

MILWAUKEE -- Like a penny into a wishing well, the COVID-19 pandemic has had a ripple effect on the number of coins available across the country -- a national coin shortage. You might have seen signs at the gas station or grocery store asking that you pay in exact change or go cashless. Meijer store...

Milwaukee Habitat is seeking a Critical Home Repair Manager to direct and manage all aspects related to their Critical H...
07/10/2020
Critical Home Repair Manager • Jobs That Help • Nonprofit Jobs in Wisconsin

Milwaukee Habitat is seeking a Critical Home Repair Manager to direct and manage all aspects related to their Critical Home Repair program. View the full job description below on the Jobs That Help job board.

Share via:An Equal Employment Opportunity Employer Critical Home Repair Manager (Full-Time, Tuesday – Saturday) The Critical Home Repair (CHR) Manager… Read more Critical Home Repair Manager

WWBIC is continuing to offer business classes to current and new clients on a virtual basis. Check out their online cale...
07/08/2020
Classes | WWBIC

WWBIC is continuing to offer business classes to current and new clients on a virtual basis. Check out their online calendar for new offerings in July, including classes on digital marketing, budgeting and more!

WWBIC offers classes statewide in Wisconsin for entrepreneurs, seasoned business owners & anyone looking to improve their financial health.

Today (7/7/20) is #BlackoutDay2020 - an initiative that aims to bring people together in economic solidarity and bring a...
07/07/2020

Today (7/7/20) is #BlackoutDay2020 - an initiative that aims to bring people together in economic solidarity and bring attention to Black-owned businesses. Specifically, it is a "day of solidarity in America where not one Black person spends a dollar outside of businesses owned by Black people." Take a look at the MKE Black business directory online/download their app for a large listing of Black-owned businesses in Milwaukee at www.mkeblack.org/businesses. AND, tag your favorite businesses in the comments!

Calling all Milwaukee nonprofits! Public Allies Milwaukee is launching their new program year soon and is looking for pa...
07/06/2020

Calling all Milwaukee nonprofits! Public Allies Milwaukee is launching their new program year soon and is looking for partner organizations to host an emerging leader. Reach out to Shavonda Sisson at [email protected] with questions or to get the process started. Please tag any organizations in the comments who might be interested!

Learn more here: https://publicallies.org/host-an-ally/

Check out our latests UEDA Community News for updates from Harbor District Milwaukee, Milwaukee Public Library, Layton B...
06/29/2020
UEDA Community News

Check out our latests UEDA Community News for updates from Harbor District Milwaukee, Milwaukee Public Library, Layton Boulevard West Neighbors, My Choice Family Care, Safe & Sound, Inc., The Commons, Revitalize Milwaukee and more! Then sign up here to get this sent right to your inbox every month >> http://uedawi.org/0emaillistjoin.htm

This newsletter highlights accomplishment of current UEDA Members, features news and updates from the community and economic development sector, and provides a list of upcoming events and happenings in Milwaukee and around the state. Learn more about becoming a UEDA Member at www.uedawi.org.

My Choice Family Care and Care Wisconsin are pleased to announce the name of their new combined entity; My Choice Wiscon...
06/22/2020

My Choice Family Care and Care Wisconsin are pleased to announce the name of their new combined entity; My Choice Wisconsin! My Choice Wisconsin offers an array of Wisconsin Medicaid programs which support Medicaid-eligible older adults and adults with physical and or intellectual and/or developmental disabilities. These programs include Family Care, Family Care Partnership, SSI Managed Care, and a Medicare Dual Advantage plan. Learn more below and stay tuned for more information to come later in 2020.

HAPPY #JUNETEENTH! While we will miss participating in the annual street festival, there are so many ways to celebrate t...
06/19/2020

HAPPY #JUNETEENTH! While we will miss participating in the annual street festival, there are so many ways to celebrate today thanks to amazing local organizations and dedicated individuals. Check out some of virtual and in-person opportunities below. Thanks to the City of Milwaukee Office of Violence Prevention for pulling this info together.

#juneteenth2020 #juneteenthmke #milwaukee

Juneteenth 2020 Events! Celebrate virtually or in person at one of the following events. View comments for additional information.

For the first time in 49 years, Milwaukee’s annual #Juneteenth Day Street Festival will not be celebrated on N. Martin L...
06/18/2020
Ways to Celebrate Juneteenth This Year

For the first time in 49 years, Milwaukee’s annual #Juneteenth Day Street Festival will not be celebrated on N. Martin Luther King Drive. But many organizations and businesses in the city are hosting smaller-scale celebrations in recognition of this important holiday. Check out the list below put together by Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service.

Despite the pandemic, there are a number of virtual events and protests this Juneteenth.

UEDA's Bank On Greater Milwaukee program is part of the national #BankOn movement, which aims to connect individuals to ...
06/18/2020

UEDA's Bank On Greater Milwaukee program is part of the national #BankOn movement, which aims to connect individuals to safe and affordable bank accounts offered by traditional financial institutions. There are eight Bank On certified accounts available in the Milwaukee area.
More information about Bank On Greater Milwaukee and certified accounts can be found online here: https://bankonmilwaukee.org/accounts/

On Wednesday, June 17, AARP Foundation and Chase are hosting a free webinar, "Making Financial Technology more User-Frie...
06/16/2020
Making Financial Technology More User-Friendly for Older Adults in Your Community

On Wednesday, June 17, AARP Foundation and Chase are hosting a free webinar, "Making Financial Technology more User-Friendly for Older Adults in Your Community."

Designed for practitioners serving older adults, learn about virtual resources available to help build financial resilience, and hear practical tips from the latest research with Financial Health Network, “Fintech over 50: Designing for Low- to Moderate-Income Older Adults.”

Financial technology provides a great opportunity to help close the digital divide, yet the move to digital can be a unique challenge for older, low- to-moderate income adults. While many are online, most prefer to manage their finances in-person. Join AARP Foundation and Chase...

On June 25, UEDA, AARP Wisconsin, and BizStarts will jointly welcome Joo Yeoun Suh, Longevity Economy Director at AARP f...
06/16/2020
UEDA Emerging Topic Series: Longevity Economy Outlook

On June 25, UEDA, AARP Wisconsin, and BizStarts will jointly welcome Joo Yeoun Suh, Longevity Economy Director at AARP for an eye-opening presentation and discussion around how individuals 50+ are driving economic growth and innovation in the US. Have you registered to join us yet?

This webinar is UEDA's first Emerging Topic Series Session of the year!

Congratulations to Bridget Robinson of Safe & Sound, Inc.! She will serve as the number two at the organization, coordin...
06/16/2020
Safe & Sound’s Bridget Robinson Promoted to Senior Director of Operations and Administration

Congratulations to Bridget Robinson of Safe & Sound, Inc.! She will serve as the number two at the organization, coordinating overall strategy around internal structure, culture and function including human resources, strategic planning, facilities management and efficient business practices.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 15, 2020 Contact: Sarah Bloom, Development & PR Manager 414-708-4108 [email protected] Safe & Sound’s Bridget Robinson Promoted to Senior Director of Operations and Administration Milwaukee, WI – Safe & Sound announces that Program Director Br

The Housing Authority of the City of Milwaukee will be opening their Housing Choice Voucher WAITING LIST Lottery beginni...
06/12/2020

The Housing Authority of the City of Milwaukee will be opening their Housing Choice Voucher WAITING LIST Lottery beginning at 9:00AM on June 23 and ending at 6:00PM on June 26, 2020. After the wait list pre-application closes, a random lottery will be held to select the 3,000 households that will be added to the Housing Choice Voucher wait list. Find eligibility and other details below.

The application period for We're All In Grants opens on Monday, June 15 at 8:00AM! If your business has less than 20 ful...
06/11/2020

The application period for We're All In Grants opens on Monday, June 15 at 8:00AM! If your business has less than 20 full-time employees and less than $1 million in annual revenues, you can apply to receive up to $2,500 to help cover the costs of business interruption or for health and safety improvements, wages and salaries, rent, mortgages and inventory.

**Make sure you have the three required supporting documents ready to submit with your application: 1) 2018 or 2019 federal tax return for business; 2) Signed and dated W-9; and 3) Letter or email of acknowledgement from a community organization.**

More info at wedc.org/WAI-Small-Business-Grant

"Milwaukee residents, I urge you to put your money where your intention is. If you want to ensure that Black-owned busin...
06/09/2020
Spend money with Black-owned businesses to help them thrive - Milwaukee Business Journal

"Milwaukee residents, I urge you to put your money where your intention is. If you want to ensure that Black-owned businesses survive in this community, we need you to spend dollars with them at a similar rate that you spend with other businesses." We couldn't agree more with the sentiments shared here by Marjorie Rucker, Executive Director of The Business Council Inc.

If a Black-owned business is “afforded” the proper resources to get started on the right foot, it is usually not equal, and if it was, many more Black-owned businesses would be in a better position to recover if another pandemic or protest over injustice were to occur.

Banh Mi Nhu Y aka Xankia is BACK OPEN and serving their full menu! Xankia has generously donated a selection of their fo...
06/08/2020
Banh Mi Nhu Y aka Xankia

Banh Mi Nhu Y aka Xankia is BACK OPEN and serving their full menu! Xankia has generously donated a selection of their food to UEDA's annual fundraiser, Carnival Milwaukee, for years. Call ahead or drop in to pick-up lunch or dinner between 10:00AM and 4:00PM, Monday through Friday.

Happy Monday!

We are happily to announce that our Full MENU is available for order starting today and going forward!
Check us out at:

https://www.xankiawi.com

It was a successful re-opening last week. Thank you to everyone who came by and show supports!

Business hours: Monday - Friday 10am-4pm

HAPPENING TODAY (5/9)! Statewide Virtual Summit on Racial Justice. Madison365 and the Boys & Girls Clubs of Dane County ...
06/05/2020

HAPPENING TODAY (5/9)! Statewide Virtual Summit on Racial Justice. Madison365 and the Boys & Girls Clubs of Dane County are hosting a day-long virtual summit to address social and racial justice for Black Americans. All sessions will be streamed live (schedule below) on the Madison365 page, and will be available afterward on Facebook and YouTube.

Stream Live Here>> https://www.facebook.com/madison365.org

SCHEDULE & SPEAKERS

9:00 am – 10:15 am
Government Policy & Social Justice Panel
Congresswoman Gwen Moore
State Representative Shelia Stubbs
Milwaukee County Executive David Crowley
Green Bay Mayor’s Office Chief of Staff Celestine Jeffreys

10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Corporate Leaders & Social Justice Panel
Generation Growth Capital Founder Cory Nettles
American Family Insurance Vice President Telisa Yancy
CUNA Mutual Executive Vice President Cedric Ellis

12:15 pm – 1:45 pm
Criminal Justice Reform & Community Building Panel
Freedom Inc Co-director M Adams
Dane County Judge Everett Mitchell
FOSTER Founder Jacquelyn Hunt
Former Madison Police Chief Noble Wray
Heal the Hood Founder Ajamou Butler

2:00 pm – 3:15 pm
Education Reform and Justice Panel
Madison College President Dr. Jack E. Daniels III
UW Professor Emeritus Dr. Gloria Ladson Billings
One City Schools Founder Kaleem Caire
MAYDM Founder Winnie Karanja
UW-Milwaukee Vice Chancellor Dr. Joan Prince

3:30 pm – 5 pm
Community Organizations Creating Social Justice
All of Us or None of Us WI President Caliph Muab’El
Urban League of Greater Madison CEO Ruben Anthony
Milwaukee Urban League Young Professionals President Tiffany Henry
Brown County United Way CEO Robyn Davis
African American Council of Churches President Rev. Dr. Marcus Allen

Still employed during this time? There are steps you can take now that could help you emerge from the COVID-19 crisis in...
06/04/2020
5 Money Goals If You're Still Employed During COVID-19

Still employed during this time? There are steps you can take now that could help you emerge from the COVID-19 crisis in better financial shape than before.

#bogm #covid19 #financialgoals

If unemployment hasn't hit your household during the coronavirus outbreak, here are some ways to make the most of money you may be saving on transportation and entertainment.

UEDA's Take Root Milwaukee program is celebrating National Homeownership Month throughout June! Be sure to like and foll...
06/02/2020

UEDA's Take Root Milwaukee program is celebrating National Homeownership Month throughout June! Be sure to like and follow their page (and encourage others to as well!) for information and resources that can help with buying, fixing and keeping a home.

#nationalhomeownershipmonth #takerootmilwaukee

#buyit #fixit #keepit

Did you know that June is National Homeownership Month? Members of Take Root Milwaukee offer products and services that can help you start on your path to homeownership, remain in your home, or make needed repairs. Visit www.TakeRootMilwaukee.com for info and resources on how to buy, keep or fix a home! #nationalhomeownershipmonth #trm #buyit #fixit #keepit

The City of Milwaukee's Restart Grant Program is now OPEN. If your business operates within the city of Milwaukee, has 2...
05/29/2020
Restart

The City of Milwaukee's Restart Grant Program is now OPEN. If your business operates within the city of Milwaukee, has 20 or fewer full-time employees and less than $2 million in annual revenue, you can apply for funds to help purchase PPE for employees, pay for modifications to business space and operations, and restock perishable inventory. APPLICATION CLOSES AT 5:00PM ON JUNE 12. Details and application can be found below.

The 2020 COVID-19 pandemic caused unprecedented challenges and interruptions to businesses nationwide. The goal of the Milwaukee Restart Program (Restart) is to help local businesses that suffered as a result of the pandemic to reopen and adapt to the "new normal"

05/26/2020
State of Evictions -May 26 2020

Legal Aid Society of Milwaukee Staff Attorney, Nick Toman, presents an update to the State of Evictions in Wisconsin, for today, May 26, 2020.

While Jane's Walk MKE's traditional group exploration walks are canceled for this year, they still have a great line-up ...
05/20/2020
HOME | janeswalkmke

While Jane's Walk MKE's traditional group exploration walks are canceled for this year, they still have a great line-up of events taking place to help you learn more about your city, including live virtual tours and a choose your own adventure guide! Tonight (5/20) at 6PM a virtual panel will share their personal stories about how they've been exploring their city during the quarantine and how the pandemic has changed how they see it. Find out more and participate below!

May 2020 would have been the 5th anniversary of Jane’s Walk MKE.  We may be postponing our full month of public walks, bikes, runs, paddles, rolls, and community gatherings until later this year, if not until May 2021, but we’re not going to let something with the number 19 in its name deter u...

05/19/2020
Legal Aid Society of Milwaukee - Cares Act Eviction Defense

For information on what to do if you are behind on rent, worried about eviction, or wondering what your rights are as the moratorium on evictions comes to an end, watch this video from Legal Aid Society of Milwaukee. If you have any questions or need help with your rental situation, contact Legal Aid at (414) 727-5300 to leave a message or fill out an intake form on their website here https://lasmilwaukee.com/intake/.

Applying the Cares Act to Evictions for the Summer of 2020. Of course, it’s always best to pay your rent. But if you can’t, there may be some protections ava...

NOW OPEN! Application period for the Ethnic Minority Emergency Grant. Eligible applicants are minority-owned businesses ...
05/18/2020
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NOW OPEN! Application period for the Ethnic Minority Emergency Grant. Eligible applicants are minority-owned businesses with five or fewer full-time employees in the retail, service or hospitality sectors that have not received assistance through WEDC’s Small Business 20/20 Program or the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) through the federal CARES Act. A business may apply for a one-time grant of $2,000 for short-term operations assistance. Apply now through May 24 at the link below.

 To help ethnic minority-owned micro-businesses cope with the economic impact of COVID-19, the Ethnic Minority Emergency Grant Initiative is being launched with a total of $2 million to be made available to 1,000 Wisconsin micro-businesses.

5 things to know the week of May 18 in Milwaukee from Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service. The Milwaukee Transit Riders ...
05/18/2020
5 things to know the week of May 18 in Milwaukee: The COVID-19 edition

5 things to know the week of May 18 in Milwaukee from Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service. The Milwaukee Transit Riders Union is co-hosting a meeting (5/21); Sherman Phoenix has a fundraiser (5/22); the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee is still serving meals to youth; Southside Organizing Center continues its community cleanup; and the City of Milwaukee and Milwaukee County launch new pandemic plans. Follow the link below for more details. #milwaukee

The Milwaukee Transit Riders Union is co-hosting a meeting; Sherman Phoenix has a fundraiser; the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee is still serving meals to youths; Southside Organizing Center continues its community cleanup; and the City of Milwaukee and Milwaukee County launch new pandemic....

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