Upcoming WEDA Events

  • March 22, 2024 – 2:30pm – 4:00pm (VIRTUAL)
    WEDA Academy: Think Like a Developer Workshop, presented by Ayres, held virtually through Microsoft Teams

    This WEDA Academy workshop aims to demystify the development process and teach local economic development managers how to think like and even become their own developer. We aim to help communities with basic analysis to answer critical questions like, “did we give away too much,” or “would the development have gone forward without our participation,” and negotiate as an equal partner with potential developers. Ayres will walk you through basic market analyses, strategies for gaining control of the real estate, a do-it-yourself development financial analysis tool, how to identify financing gaps, and other strategies to achieve local, sustainable development.

    Ayres is a nationwide team of experts, representing some of the most innovative problem-solvers in our industry who stand behind thousands of the projects that support and strengthen our country’s infrastructure, economy, and environment.

  • May 6 – 9, 2024
    WI Basic Economic Development Course, an IEDC accredited prerequisite for the CEcD credential at The Chippewa Valley Technical College, Eau Claire

  • September 25 – 27, 2024
    2024 WEDA Fall Best Practices Conference and CEDA Luncheon at The Linsmore Hotel/Conference Center, Eau Claire

  • February 5 – 7, 2025
    2025 WEDA Governor’s Conference at the Hyatt, Milwaukee

WEDA Scholarship

WEDA is proud to offer a scholarship for individuals or companies that may need it. Awards are based off of need and applications are open year-round, as funds last.