UEDA announces 12th Annual Community Development Summit to be held on Oct. 31, 2013

Annual summit to address access to resources required to start, grow and sustain a business

On Thursday, October 31, 2013 the Urban Economic Development Association of Wisconsin (UEDA), in partnership with the City of Milwaukee, will host its 12th annual Community Development Summit “Show Me the Money: A Pathway to Accessing Business Capital.”

The event will be held at the Italian Conference Center, located at 631 E. Chicago Street in Milwaukee from 8 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

The summit will engage a broad range of attendees from private industry, government, entrepreneurs, small businesses, lending institutions, investors, business service providers and other community partners in purposeful dialogue and interchange that will spur business growth and economic development.

“Each year, we strive to have our annual community development summit explore emerging issues in the economic and community development sector and result in actionable, measurable results,” Bill Johnson, executive director of UEDA.

“This year, UEDA is cutting through the dialogue and directly connecting event attendees with the resources they need to further their economic development and business initiatives.”

The Summit will provide attendees with the opportunity to obtain information and resources that have a direct impact on their “start-up” or existing business, including access to capital, marketing and non-traditional financing – all of which are pertinent to developing and operating a successful business.

The event will also feature a discussion on the small business financing continuum, dialogue between small business owners and resource providers and networking sessions designed to further the important connections needed to launch, grow and sustain a business.

Registration for the event, including meals, is $35.00 for non-UEDA members and $25.00 for current UEDA members.

For more information or to register for the event, visit www.UEDAWI.org, call UEDA at 414-562-9904 or mail a check (payable to UEDA) and contact information to: UEDA, 2212 N. MLK Drive, Milwaukee, WI 53212.