Welcome to the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) Network of Wisconsin. The CRA Network of Wisconsin was formed in 2018 by the Wisconsin Economic Development Association to help match financial institutions and foundations with economic inclusion strategies across Wisconsin. The CRA Network has created six (6) regions to help align the community development needs and opportunties of both financial institutions and the communities that are in served in each region.  This event is free, but registration is requested.  The meeting will be held at Waterfront Restaurant, 328 Front Street South, La Crosse WI A meeting with Financial Institutions (in closed session) will commence at 10:00 AM.   A networking lunch with financial institutions, housing, workforce, community and economic development professionals will be held at Noon.  The luncheon presenter is still being finalized, but the SBA has been invited to participate in the regional meetings.  We anticipate discussing the disaster recovery.

The CRA Network has an application process that allows local and regional projects to be reviewed for eligibile CRA activities. The project presentations will outline technical assistance, financing or other activities may be for financial institutions and foundations. Disaster recovery is an eligible CRA activity.

Financial Institutions Meeting: 10:00 AM

CRA Networking Luncheon: Noon - 1:15 PM


CRA Network Southwest Region – La Crosse - November 1

  • November 1, 2018
  • 328 Front Street South
    La Crosse, Wisconsin
    United States

Event Workshops

Financial Institution Meeting - 10 AM - 11:45 AM

November 1, 2018  10:00 - 11:45
Fee: $0.00
Seats Remaining:

The Financial Institution meeting will cover the following topics:

  • CRA Network - explaining the model and the purpose of the Network
  • CRA Network Applications Process and Referrals - Discussion related to:
    •  Asset Building/Financial Education
    • Community Facilities
    • Small Business Development/Microlending
    • Community and Neighborhood Development
    • Affordable Housing
    • Workforce Development Initatives
  • Project Presentation(s)
  • Review and discussion of presentation(s)
  • Networking Lunch - Stay for networking opportunities with community development organizations (workforce, housing, small business, community and economic development)