Connecting projects with potential funders.
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.
All CRA Network Memberships provide full WEDA membership with these valuable benefits:
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 Fall 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.
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
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