May 1, 2019

This April, our partner, Opportunity Inc., hosted Money Smart Week 2019, a powerful series of presentations sharing ESSENTIAL insights in personal finance, investing and entrepreneurship skills. Best of all, it’s completely FREE!

Sponsored in part by EEWI, this year’s M...

July 17, 2018

Foxconn is beginning to construct its $10 billion campus in Racine County in southeastern Wisconsin, one of the most influential economic developments in Wisconsin this century.

According to a statement released by the Office of Governor Scott Walker on March 21, the fl...

May 17, 2018

Economic Empowerment WI is a collaborative initiative to streamline economic development in Wisconsin. On July 20th from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m., EEWI will be hosting a Webinar session for those who want to learn more about the collaboration and discover how their work...

October 30, 2017

​Does your small business need funding? Are you looking for capital for technology commercialization for your business? If so, the HHS SBIR/STTR Conference will be a great opportunity to fund and commercialize your work and discuss research opportunities with governmen...

August 8, 2017

The following is based on an interview with Madison transportation director David Trowbridge.

One of the main reasons that 75% of Black children in Madison are living in poverty is because their families lack the transportation resources necessary to access decent jobs...

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 Empow...

June 2, 2017

It's one thing to have a great conversation about something that could be awesome for our community. Madison is full of wonderfully fulfilling conversations. Now, setting foot to purpose to make greatness a reality - that's what we call a fruitFULL "convo".

Our first Ex...

May 27, 2017

We know well that the large disparity between whites and Blacks in the world of entrepreneurship is unethical and unjust. But there’s more to it than fairness: reducing the racial wealth gap can also reduce crime.

According to a study in Urban Affairs Review, “a growth...

March 26, 2017

On Tuesday, March 21, we held our Second Collaborators meeting to build support and find the optimal ways to support needs-based resource development as well as low barrier grants, loans and investments for entrepreneurs of color.

In the meeting, we discussed our plans...

March 25, 2017

A recent study by the National Telecommunications and Information Association (NTIA) found that American Hispanics have the lowest rate of Internet access in the country. The rate of Internet access among Hispanics is 61 percent, compared with 64% for Black people and...

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