Business Community

A hub for global and family-owned firms, innovative industry leaders and start-up companies, manufacturers and logistics businesses, Racine County offers a welcoming and robust business community. Businesses in Racine County enjoy the advantages of proximity to Chicago and Milwaukee, and access to the more than 1 million workers within the Chicago-Milwaukee corridor, without the high cost of doing business there.
Companies are investing and creating jobs in Racine County.

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    Industry Clusters

    More than 47,00 businesses call southeast Wisconsin home, including long-time legacy and advanced manufacturing, cutting-edge technology and e-commerce companies. In order to attract and retain talent in the region, coordinated resources and programs connect business with local talent and support businesses’ workforce development and training goals.


    2,200 engineering graduates in Southeastern Wisconsin annually.

    World Water Hub

    Epicenter for freshwater research, innovation and business development.


    #1 concentration of workers in the food industry.​


    Industry leaders recognize Racine’s central location
    and transportation advantages.

    Leading Employers

    Racine Unified School DistrictEducationCaledonia, Elmwood Park, Racine, Mount Pleasant, North Bay, Sturtevant, Wind Point
    S.C. Johnson & Son, Inc.ManufacturingRacine, Mount Pleasant, Sturtevant
    Ascension All Saints HospitalHealthcareMt. Pleasant, Racine
    Advocate Aurora (Burlington and Greater Racine)HealthcareCity of Burlington
    CNH IndustrialManufacturingRacine, Mount Pleasant
    InSinkEratorManufacturingRacine, Mount Pleasant, Sturtevant
    CREE Lighting ManufacturingVillage of Sturtevant
    City of RacineGovernmentCity of Racine
    Racine CountyGovernmentRacine
    Foxconn Industrial InternetManufacturingRacine, Mount Pleasant
    Andis CompanyManufacturingVillage of Sturtevant
    BRPManufacturingVillage of Sturtevant
    Twin DiscManufacturingCity of Racine
    Modine Manufacturing Co.ManufacturingCity of Racine
    Nestle USAFood ManufacturingCity of Burlington
    Source: D&B Hoovers, Milwaukee Business Journal Book of List, Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development

    Racine County Businesses


    RCEDC’s mission is to grow Racine County’s property tax base and by supporting business expansions, provide employment opportunities to Racine County residents. In 2023, RCEDC staff were able to facilitate 64 projects that included comprehensive site selection, loans, grants, and incentives resulting in $1.36 billion in private investment and $1.05 billion in new construction.


      Reduced Equity Requirements

      Reduced Interest Rates

      Flexible Loan Terms

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