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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. 

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    Recent Business Recruitment & Expansion News

    The availability of Class A speculative inventory ensures a quick speed to delivery for tenants. The continued development activity demonstrates confidence with our industrial development partners in Racine County. Manufacturers further benefit from Racine County's strategic location between Milwaukee and Chicago along the I-94 corridor.

    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.

    Since opening its doors last August, downtown Racine’s newest hotel, Hotel Verdant by Dominion Properties, has garnered multiple awards for quality, sustainability, and economic development. Housed in the historic Zahn’s Department Store building, a beloved local landmark since 1898, Hotel Verdant combines sustainable design and operations with exceptional customer service and genuine Midwestern hospitality, deeply embedding itself within the Racine community.

    Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) recently announced the launch of Wisconsin’s new talent-attraction website, LookForwardWisconsin.com.

    Priscella K. White, a seasoned healthcare professional, started her business, Above & Beyond Adult Family Home (Above & Beyond), in 2011. The business was established to provide full-time care for elderly individuals with disabilities.

    Microsoft recently committed to investing heavily in building a data center in the Village of Mount Pleasant in Racine County, Wisconsin. Here are the latest updates.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

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    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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