CRA Network Membership includes full membership in the Wisconsin Economic Development Association (WEDA)!
The Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) Network of Wisconsin has been developed to assist in building relationships and bridging information gaps that may exist between financial institutions and community development efforts that grow communities across Wisconsin. The CRA Network will forward local and regional opportunities consisting of: financial literacy, broadband, housing, small business, workforce, community and economic development projects to the regional meetings of the CRA Network.
Banks often have a hard time identifying opportunities to invest in CRA type projects and they often carry more risk than a bank is willing to accommodate. The goal of the CRA network is to both identify opportunities and collaborate on how to finance these projects working together with banking and community development partners.
We invite you to join the CRA Network and automatically become a WEDA member. WEDA’s primary members are the economic, workforce and community development professionals that are facilitating local development projects through their expertise and experience. As part of the CRA Network regional meetings, these professionals will be invited to participate in a social event in order to help financial institutions build relationships with professionals that match their CRA strategy. As a professional trade association, WEDA advocates on public policy, educates on development tools and provides services that advance housing, workforce, community, economic and small business development help to revitalize and stabilize communities.
CRA Network Sponsor: The WBD, Inc. is proudly a statewide sponsor of the CRA Network. WBD is one of the most successful Certified Development Companies in the US, helping hundreds of businesses each year get access to low cost, long term, fixed rate financing to help business grow and succeed. As a mission based non-profit organization, WBD reinvests in other economic development activities.