Economic Empowerment Wisconsin is a collaborative initiative that uses needs-based resource development to support entrepreneurs of color.



Entrepreneurs of color get connected to the resources they need in order to succeed: mentoring, grants, loans and investments. 



We help economic development organizations reach entrepreneurs of color and connect them to our needs-based approach. 

July 6, 2017

Our Second Executive Committee meeting was quite literally and extreme example of productivity. There are few things a room full of Economic Development organizations can't do.

In less than two hours, we:

 - finalized a revised mission/ purpose statement - Economic Empowerment WI is a Collective Impact effort of Collaborators woking to decrease barriers to entrepreneurship for people of color by developing a continuum of support services throughout the lifecycle of an entrepreneurial enterprise.

- re-shaped and organized working committees for Connecting Resource Organizations; Outreach, Intake and Mentorship for Entrepreneurs; Wrap-around Services; and Advocacy.

- set clear expectations for participation on the Executive Committee and even established a Nominating Committee to make sure we ha...

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Economic Empowerment Wisconsin is a project from the strategic minds at Opportunity Inc. It's a collaboration between local economic developmen organizations, Madison Cooperative Development Coalition,Chambers of Commerce, Madison Alliance for Black Economic Empowerment, Community Venture Consortium, Madison Development Corporation and others.


Opportunity Inc. supports fund development, administration and strategic partnerships.


Learn More about Opportunity Inc. at

Economic Empowerment WI

820 W. Wingra Dr.  #259812

Madison, WI 53715 

Phone: 608-616-5087


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