The Wisconsin Indigenous Economic Development Corporation (WIEDC)

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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.

Product & Services

WIEDC Members offer a variety of business and personal loan options and Technical Assistance for Members of the 11 Federally recognized Tribes in Wisconsin.

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Our Impact

We have enhanced our cooperative efforts and are leveraging the resources among our Members and Partner organizations to build financial sovereignty.

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Support WIBA

Invest in a successful Native collaboration! Become a part of an innovative model by providing investment capital, operational and programmatic funding.

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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.

First American Capital Corporation (FACC)

Serves Native American Entrepreneurs, located both on and off federally recognized reservations statewide.

First Nations Community Financial (FNCF)

Serves the Ho-Chunk Nation and Native Americans statewide.

NiiJii Capital Partners, Inc. (NiiCaP)

Serves the Menominee, Sokaogon, and Lac du Flambeau communities and Native Americans statewide.

Wisconsin Native Loan Fund (WINLF)

Serves the Lac du Flambeau and Oneida communities and Native Americans statewide.

Upcoming Events

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

 

Register as an Exhibitor now.

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Latest News and Upcoming Events

Gov. Evers Signs Executive Order on Indigenous Peoples Day Issuing Formal Acknowledgement, Apology for State’s Historical Role in Indian Boarding Schools

10/11/2021

Governor’s order expresses support for federal investigations into Indian boarding schools ONEIDA — Gov. Tony Evers on Indigenous Peoples Day…

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Businesses And Non-Profits – Don’t Miss Out: Grant Deadlines Loom

10/10/2021

Funds from the American Rescue Plan Act, the $1.9 trillion stimulus package signed last March, continue to funnel outward, making…

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Tribal Business News Features WIBA

09/24/2021

Alliance of Wisconsin Native CDFIs Takes Aim at Strengthening Tribal Economies By Joe Boomgaard, Tribal Business News September 20, 2021…

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