Economic Development Matchmaking:  Register Today for a Regional CRA Network Meeting

Please join us at the first regional meeting of the CRA Network of Wisconsin in your region. The CRA Network meeting and networking luncheon are free of charge to all attendees. The purpose is to provide a unique opportunity to explore how this new WEDA service can assist in advancing local community development efforts. The CRA Network of Wisconsin is a matchmaking and documentation service for Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) eligible activities and projects being advanced by local economic and community development professionals across Wisconsin.

The agenda for each regional meeting:

  • 10: 00 AM – Financial Institution Meeting
    • Welcome
    • Introduction to the CRA Network of Wisconsin
    • CRA Network Application Review – Presentation by applicant
    • Closed Session Discussion on Application and CRA eligibility
    • Update on regional activities and efforts
      • CDBG Close Program update
  • Noon – Community Development & Financial Institution Network Luncheon
    • Presentation by Eric Ness – Wisconsin SBA
    • Presentation by Brian Doudna – CRA Network of Wisconsin
    • Potential update on disaster programs
  • 1:15 PM – WEDA Updates
  • 1:30 PM – Adjourn

Register TODAY for an upcoming CRA Network meeting in your region:

  • North Central Region – Wausau – Monday, October 29REGISTER TODAY
    Location: Jefferson Street Inn, 201 Jefferson Street
  • Northeast Region – Green Bay – Tuesday, October 30REGISTER TODAY
    Location: KI Center, 333 Main Street
  • Southwest Region – La Crosse – Thursday, November 1REGISTER TODAY
    Location: Waterfront Restaurant, 328 Front Street South
  • South Central Region – Madison – Friday, November 2REGISTER TODAY
    Location: US Bank Center – Capitol Square, 1 S Pinckney Street
  • Southeast Region – Milwaukee – Friday, November 9REGISTER TODAY
    Location: Milwaukee Hilton City Center, 509 W. Wisconsin Avenue

The CRA Network is sponsored statewide by WBD, Inc. ( The Network operates in 6 regions of Wisconsin to ensure deal flow matches CRA service areas.

If you have any questions, please email WEDA at