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Welcome to the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) Network of Wisconsin!

This network is a matchmaking service of the Wisconsin Economic Development Association (WEDA), which is a statewide non-profit organization focused on advancing community and economic development programming, professional educational training and public policy initiatives.

The CRA Network connects development organizations with community and economic development projects that may be eligible under the Community Reinvestment Act to potential funders. These projects will be focused in the following eligible areas: housing, workforce, community, economic, childcare facilities, small business development and disaster recovery that help to revitalize and stabilize communities.

For financial institutions, the CRA Network creates a match making tool to help financial institutions collaborate locally and statewide on Community Reinvestment Act eligible opportunities and strategies. Each application will be assessed for potential eligibility under the CRA criteria prior to being presented at regional CRA Network meetings.

Membership Benefits

All CRA Network Memberships provide full WEDA membership with these fantastic benefits:

Professional Development

  • Discounted registration in WEDA’s Wisconsin Basic Economic Development Course: a foundational, 4-day course that offers participants a comprehensive understanding of the basic concepts, strategies, and practice of economic and workforce development.

  • Statewide professional conferences registration discounts: WEDA holds 2 annual conferences–the annual Governor’s Conference on Economic Development and the regional Best Practices Conference.
  • WEDA Academy: offerings aim to advance economic development through education and training on leading economic and community development issues of the day.

Networking Opportunities

  • WEDA provides members with numerous opportunities to network with peers and industry experts. These networking opportunities allow members to build their key contacts and learn best practices from top professionals in economic development.
  • CEDA–WEDA Community and Economic Development Awards program was established to celebrate individuals, organizations, and development projects and initiatives that are making significant contributions to Wisconsin’s economy.

Advocacy and Policy

  • WEDA provides comprehensive bipartisan government relations services, representing the legislative an regulatory interests of members before the Wisconsin Legislature and throughout state government.
  • WEDA’s direct lobbying efforts aim to successfully promote policies and programs that provide members with the necessary tools to advance economic prosperity.
  • WEDA’s annual Legislative Day Event offers members a unique opportunity to influence critical economic development policy through relationship building with state lawmakers.
  • WEDA keeps members informed on the latest political and policy developments in the State Capitol, delivers updates on key economic development legislation, and provides access to our Legislative Bill Tracking tool.

Advocacy and Policy

  • WEDA WIRE publication
  • Political News & Notes
  • WEDA Annual Report
  • WEDA Legislative Agenda

Select a Membership Level

Small Asset Size Bank – $325/year

WEDA’s CRA Network-Small Asset Size Bank membership includes full WEDA membership benefits listed above, 1 employee/portal account, and gives you Statewide reach!

As a WEDA CRA Network Member Lending Institution, you will be made aware of projects in need of funding. WEDA established this network to connect organizations seeking financing for development projects with banks and other potential funders.

Register Now!

Small Intermediate Asset Size Bank – $540/year

WEDA’s CRA Network-Small Intermediate Asset Size Bank membership includes full WEDA membership benefits listed above, 2 employee/portal accounts and gives you Statewide reach! Join Today $540/year.

As a WEDA CRA Network Member Lending Institution, you will be made aware of projects in need of funding. WEDA established this network to connect organizations seeking financing for development projects with banks and other potential funders.

Register Now!

Large Asset Size Bank – $1,100/year

WEDA’s CRA Network-Large Asset Size Bank membership includes full WEDA membership benefits listed above, 2 employee/portal accounts and gives you Statewide reach! Join Today $1,100/year. Additional seats are available at $135 each.

As a WEDA CRA Network Member Lending Institution, you will be made aware of projects in need of funding. WEDA established this network to connect organizations seeking financing for development projects with banks and other potential funders.

Register Now!

President and Chief Executive Officer

Mary Perry
mperry@weda.org

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Phoenix Financial Advisors, LLC
414.587.0805