Business Recruitment & Expansion

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RCEDC’s Business Recruitment & Expansion staff have been assisting expanding business in and locating to Racine County since 1983.  As the first point of contact, our experienced staff proactively assists with: expansion project resources; market research; location selection; grant and loan opportunities; and securing incentive packages to grow your business in Racine County. 

Our mission is to grow Racine County’s property tax base and provide employment opportunities in Racine County. 

    We Are Here To Help

    RCEDC’s staff works with existing Racine County companies and new businesses and developers considering industrial, commercial, housing and redevelopment projects in Racine County. Gain more insight into our community, area businesses, regional workforce, site options, and financial assistance by connecting with Jordan Brown or Laura Million.

    Outgrown your current location? Need more space? Consult RCEDC’s site selection tool

    Adding jobs and making a capital investment (equipment and/or building)? Your business may qualify for state or local incentivesCall us early in your project to determine if your business qualifies.

    Business Lending Partners (BLP) is the Business Finance Division of RCEDC. BLP assists companies within Racine County through the administration of several fixed rate, long-term Loan Fund Programs and Grants. BLP also partners with financial institutions throughout the State of Wisconsin to offer financing through the SBA 504 Loan Program.

    Need data to assist with your business expansion? Consult our Data Center.

    Racine County offers a continuum of resources to assist companies with talent attraction, retention, and development. Find out more about RCEDC’s Talent Resources.

    Recent Business Recruitment & Expansion News

    ExporTechTM is a 12 week program with group and customized personal coaching between sessions. Build your customized, strategic export expansion plan with data, best practices, and a repeatable, results-proven process focused on ROI, execution, and minimal risk.

    Enterprise Business Park (EBP) is located in Racine County, in the fast-growing industrial corridor between Milwaukee and Chicago. With over 500,00 SF still available for purchase and development, EBP offers incomparable advantages including lower occupancy costs, a growing local work force, a pro-business local environment, and immediate proximity to the Wisconn Valley Science and Technology Park (WVSTP).

    RCEDC hosted the 2022 Racine County Economic Outlook Roundtable on Monday, January 10th, which featured the Wisconsin Department of Revue's Secretary, Peter Barca and Chief Economist, John Koskinen.

    On Saturday, December 4th, Tom and Sue Haman celebrated the grand opening of their new Culver’s location on Douglas Avenue, across from O&H Danish Bakery and Starbucks.

    Opened in 1966, the Nestlé plant at 637 S. Pine St., Burlington, makes candy bars, but soon will shift to producing refrigerated cookie dough as part of a $70 million expansion and retooling.

    Centered in one of the Midwest's fastest growing commercial corridors - between Milwaukee and Chicago - the Village of Sturtevant is a prime location to do business. Explore some of Sturtevant's available properties and choose Racine County before the opportunity is gone.

    Local leaders gathered at Renaissance Business Park - located south of Hwy 20, two miles east of I- 94 in the Village of Sturtevant – to welcome the development of a 90-room Home2 Suites by Hilton – Extended Stay Hotel Suites.

    Residential Developments within Racine County continue to be built throughout the community to aid in the influx of people making the move for work.

    Hillwood, a national investment and development company, expanded their footprint in Racine County purchasing a 19-acre parcel, where they recently celebrated the groundbreaking of what will be a 247,105 SF industrial speculative building.

    Asphalt Contractors Inc. (ACI), owned by Robert, Robert Jr. and Peter Kordus, a once primary sealcoating operation, recently evolved into the largest company of its kind in Southeast Wisconsin - using the SBA 504 loan program

    Dan Gallagher started Mybread Bakery with a mission to provide gluten-free breads that are safe for those with food allergies, but not compromise taste or quality. Three years later, Gallagher relocated from Chicago to Racine - with help from the Racine County Economic Development Corporation - and expanded operations by renting a larger space, purchasing better machinery, and hiring additional employees.

    RCEDC staff and Leadership Council welcomes real estate developers to discuss current and future development projects in Racine County.

    INVEST IN RCEDC

    RCEDC’s mission is to grow Racine County’s property tax base and by supporting business expansions, provide employment opportunities to Racine County residents. Over the last three years the RCEDC staff assisted 72 projects that, when completed, will result in 1,000’s of new full time jobs, and will substantially boost local property tax revenues. Your investment allows RCEDC staff to continue these positive efforts.

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