Spotlight 2017-11-15T14:42:08+00:00


The Wisconsin Economic Development Association is “The Voice of Economic Development” in Wisconsin. WEDA is your association and is here to provide you with the tools and information necessary for professional success in the field of economic development. The Spotlight page is the doorway to numerous online resources for WEDA members, including information on WEDA educational opportunities, the latest economic development news in Wisconsin, and access to several exiting programs provided exclusively by WEDA:

  • Academy
    • WEDA’s Wisconsin Economic Development Academy provides educational opportunities for economic development professionals and key community partners.
  • CRA Network of Wisconsin
    • An exciting service provided by WEDA, the CRA Network creates access to common regional tools and resources to help member financial institutions collaborate locally and statewide on Community Reinvestment Act eligible opportunities.
  • CEDA Nominations
    • Don’t miss a tremendous opportunity to highlight your community! Nominate a deserving project or business for WEDA’s Community and Economic Development Awards. The CEDA awards recognize businesses, organizations, and projects that make significant contributions to economic growth and prosperity in Wisconsin.
  • Leading the Way Publication
    • A WEDA resource that highlight real-world examples of economic development problems being solved. Each story showcases the passion and creativity of WEDA members in support of advancing Wisconsin’s economy.
  • WEDA Professional Awards
    • The WEDA Professional Awards were established to recognize exceptional contributions from both individuals and organizations to the economic development field. 
  • WEDA News/Toolbox Newsletter
    • Keep up-to-date on the latest WEDA news, including association announcements, timely legislative and advocacy updates, and breaking economic development news. WEDA’s Toolbox Newsletter highlights state programs and policies that help drive local economic development across Wisconsin.
  • WEDA Wire
    • WEDA’s main newsletter, the WEDA Wire helps members stay informed on the latest industry news.


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