The Wisconsin Indigenous Economic Development Corporation (WIEDC)
Who Is the WIEDC?
The WIEDC, formally known as WIBA, is a coalition of non-profit organizations with a mission to expand Native economic development by building the financial sovereignty of Native individuals, families, Native-owned businesses and communities in Wisconsin.
Working together, WIEDC Members are Native Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs) that collaborate and leverage resources to maximize access to loans, training and counseling to best serve Enrolled Members of the 11 Federally recognized Tribes in Wisconsin – both on and off reservation communities.
WIEDC Members collectively work to bring millions of dollars to Wisconsin Indian Country from corporations, foundations and government programs to deliver our continuum of loan products and capacity-building technical assistance services to Native individuals, families, businesses and communities.
Meet Our Members
Working together, the WIEDC's four Native Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs) coordinate and leverage resources to maximize access to loans, training and counseling to best serve Wisconsin Indian Country – both on and off federally recognized reservation communities.
Through collaboration, the WIEDC is working to build a strong, vibrant economy for Native American individuals, families, businesses and communities by offering affordable lending opportunities to Tribal Members in Wisconsin.
WIEDC Members work collectively to bring millions of dollars to Wisconsin Indian Country from corporations, foundations and government programs to deliver our continuum of loan products and capacity building development services to Native individuals, families, businesses and communities.
MARKETPLACE is the Governor’s Annual Conference on Diverse Business Development. The event connects business owners from across Wisconsin seeking to do business with state, federal and local governments as well as the private sector.
At MARKETPLACE, minority-, woman-, veteran- and LGBTQ+-owned businesses — and small businesses of all kinds — can learn from and connect with resource providers, government representatives, corporate buyers and business professionals to develop new partnerships and pursue new contracts.
WHY ATTEND MARKETPLACE?
- Minority-, woman-, veteran-, and LGTBQ+-owned businesses, as well as small businesses of all kinds, can meet with dozens of government and corporate buyers and learn about business funding and assistance resources.
- Corporate buyers can meet diverse business owners who are eager to work with you.
- Government agency representatives can share business opportunities with potential suppliers.
- Lenders and business assistance providers can promote their offerings.
- Attendees of all types can partake in the networking opportunities and awards celebration.
EXHIBIT AT MARKETPLACE