City of Racine

Racine (/rəˈsiːn/ rə-SEEN) is a city in and the county seat of Racine County, Wisconsin, United States. It is located on the shore of Lake Michigan at the mouth of the Root River. Racine is located 22 miles south of Milwaukee. As of the 2013 U.S. census, the city had a population of 78,199, making it the fifth-largest city in Wisconsin. Its median home price of $103,625 makes it one of the most affordable cities in Wisconsin to buy a home. In January 2017, it was rated “the most affordable place to live in the world” by the Demographia International Housing Affordability survey.

    Recent Racine News

    The Village of Mount Pleasant, Racine County, Racine County Economic Development Corporation (RCEDC), and Milwaukee 7 (M7) announced plans for Microsoft to significantly expand its investment in Mount Pleasant.

    Trene McCaskill, owner of H.E.R. Valley - a self-care and revitalization service in Racine - will celebrate the grand opening of her new location at 904 State St. on July 9th at 11:45 a.m.

    In a 4-part video series RCEDC Staff, Andrea Safedis and Wesley Walsh, explain what who and how community loans, also known as Revolving Loan Funds (RLFs), work.

    Racine, WI – Lisa Ramirez opened Blueberry Hilltop Cafe on October 2023 with the goal of providing home-cooked meals in a family-friendly atmosphere.

    Racine County serves as a central hub for a diverse range of enterprises, including global corporations, family-owned businesses, forward-thinking industry pioneers, and burgeoning startups. With a thriving business community, Racine County provides a conducive environment for manufacturers, logistics companies, and various other ventures.

    Racine County stand out as highly attractive locations for businesses seeking to expand operations in advanced manufacturing, technology, and logistics. The region's combination of robust infrastructure, exceptional transportation capabilities, readily available development sites, and a business-friendly environment creates a unique opportunity for growth and success.

    Discover the dynamic future of commercial development in Racine County through three remarkable projects that epitomize innovation and prosperity.

    RCEDC investor and long-time Racine-based company SC Johnson recently opened the Blue Paradox, an immersive experience on the ocean plastic crisis.

    Racine County, RCEDC, local municipalities, and partnering developers have taken the initiative to meet the housing needs head-on. Because of this comprehensive collaboration, Racine County has experienced a steady increase in housing development.

    In an article recently released by the Milwaukee Business Journal, the City of Racine's Summit Packaging Systems was listed in the pop 5 tax credits awards in southeast Wisconsin as they received $500,000 towards their $25 million building expansion, expected to create 125 jobs.

    A $39.4 million Racine incentive to transform the Regency Mall property gained a final city approval this week, marking another step toward developer Hull Property Group bringing a new grocery superstore and apartments.

    J. Jeffers & Co., in partnership with City of Racine Mayor, Cory Mason, and CG Schmidt construction, celebrated a ceremonial groundbreaking to mark the fourth phase of the catalytic transformation of Racine’s historic home to the former Horlick Malted Milk complex at 2100 Northwestern Avenue.



    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.


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