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

The Racine County Economic Development Corporation (RCEDC) and several partner organizations are proud to welcome ND Packaging, a subsidiary of ND Paper, Inc., to the Village of Mount Pleasant. Last year, ND Paper purchased a 350,000-square-foot warehouse and distribution facility for $15.5 million, with an additional investment of over $30 million for renovations and equipment.

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) visited the Village of Mount Pleasant’s O&H Bakery on Wednesday to award owner, Eric Oleson the 2020 Jeffrey Butland Wisconsin Family-Owned Business of the Year.

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).

The Waterford Village Board approved a contract for $3.2 million from Reeseman’s Excavating & Grading LLC of Burlington for grading and infrastructure improvements of the Mercury Business Park.

EVEN A GLOBAL PANDEMIC CAN'T SLOW THIS COMMUNITY DOWN The City of Burlington and RCEDC have been partnering on economic and community development projects since the early 1990’s. Through this team effort, the City has been able to site a…

Open for Business We are offering all Racine County businesses a FREE mapping and listing tool that maps area businesses open or offering modified services during the COVID-19 pandemic. Residents and workers can search for businesses in Racine County that…

The purpose of this program is to assist Union Grove businesses negatively impacted by COVID-19 and support business retention until the economy stabilizes.

Tivoli Green Apartment Homes Update – March 2020 Drone Footage by Bradley Trick of Trick Photography Royalty Free Music from Bensound

Due Date:  Proposals due by April 30, 2020 Overview: On the heels of major downtown renovations, the Village of Waterford is actively recruiting a brewery to join its growing and energized Riverfront community located near HWY 20 and 83. The…

Living As A Leader Development Series The 12-month Leadership Development Series is designed to help you and your organization’s leaders improve the employee experience and drive business results. This process focuses on the development of leadership skills and strategies. Leaders…

When the ManPower Group conducted a study in 2018 indicating a significant gap in workforce supply and demand throughout Southeast Wisconsin, RCEDC (Racine County Economic Development Corporation) and partnering organizations took it upon themselves to tackle this gap head on.…

Racine County is experiencing unprecedented economic growth and industrial development. Job openings are increasing, and companies are actively working to develop, attract and retain talent in the community. Housing availability is an important component to attracting and keeping talent in…

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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