2023 RCEDC


Join us as we celebrate 40 years of development throughout Racine County!



The 2023 RCEDC Annual Meeting will take place Thursday, May 4th at the Delta Hotels by Marriott Racine, beginning promptly at 4:30 p.m. We will honor local award winners and celebrate the organization’s 40-year anniversary by recognizing major developments throughout Racine County’s history.


The keynote presentation, by Development Counsellors International (DCI), will provide a timely demonstration of how important talent recruitment and retention are to a region’s economic health. Additionally, RCEDC will honor local leaders, celebrate business expansion and recruitment results, and reflect on 40 years of development throughout Racine County.


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celebrate award winners

Every year, RCEDC celebrates the outstanding work of the people and businesses that create a tremendous impact on the economy, our communities, and the those positively affected by their work.

Sam Johnson
Volunteer of the Year
Debbie Ford
of the Year
Bank Five Nine
Business Development
Project of the Year
Summit Packaging Group

2022 Annual progress report

For the past 40 years RCEDC’s focus has been to grow the local property tax base and create jobs for our residents. This is accomplished by facilitating business expansion projects, recruiting new businesses, and attracting developers to Racine County.

Celebrating 40 Years of Economic Development

In 2022, RCEDC’s Board of Directors approved an impressive 105 projects aimed at promoting economic growth in the county. These projects varied in scope and size, ranging from small grants of $1,700 to support local businesses to large development initiatives that involved over $95 million in private investment.


The completed projects are expected to total nearly $289 million in private investment and $125 million in new construction, which will undoubtedly have a significant impact on the local economy. Furthermore, these projects are expected to result in 544 jobs created and/or retained.

On behalf of RCEDC volunteer leadership and RCEDC staff, we want to express our gratitude to our community leaders, private businesses, contributors, and partners for allowing us to complete another successful year.

keynote presentation

presented by development counsellors international

Talent Wars: What People Look for in Jobs and Locations

As labor and talent shortages continue to dominate the news cycle, the motivations and preferences of talent continue to evolve. Communities and companies are under pressure to identify the trends and tactics that will help retain existing workers and attract external talent.



Since 2016, DCI has conducted the annual “Talent Wars” report, a national research study on the behaviors and preferences of relocating talent, to better identify the factors that are driving emerging trends. The results of DCI’s latest survey of more than 1,000 people who moved to a new location in the U.S. over the past 24 months will be the basis of this session.



DCI’s Vice President of Talent Attraction Patience Fairbrother will examine the top factors that talent considers when making a career or location change, where talent looks to inform their decisions, and more. Through data and case studies from across the U.S., the session will seek to demonstrate how Racine County can attract, and ultimately retain, talent.

thank you sponsors

RCEDC could not accomplish the work we do without the generous support of our members and our event sponsors.

The Annual Meeting provides us an opportunity to share the impact our organization creates, and it would not be possible without our sponsors.

Exclusive sponsor

johnson financial group logo

premier sponsors

advocate aurora health logo
ashley capital logo
riley construction logo
sc johnson logo
Zilber Property Group logo

supporting sponsors

carthage spark
educators credit union
gateway technical college logo
gilbane logo
j jeffers logo
kapur all in logo
keller logo
lee and associates
oh danish bakery
partners in design architects
town bank a wintrust community bank

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