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

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

    The combination of public infrastructure improvements and a probusiness environment has led to an influx of regional, national, and international companies choosing to
    relocate or expand operations into Southeast Wisconsin.

    CALEDONIA, WI - DeBack Farms Business Park was developed by Wispark, LLC in partnership with the Village of Caledonia and Racine County Economic Development Corporation (RCEDC), to attract companies requiring fast and easy access to I-94.“The DeBack Farms Business Park…

    The combination of public infrastructure improvements and a probusiness environment has led to an influx of regional, national, and international companies choosing to
    relocate or expand operations into Southeast Wisconsin.

    Racine was recently ranked No. 9 in Manufacturing Hubs and No. 5 in Recovery Job Growth.

    The African American Chamber of Commerce Greater Racine and the Racine County Wisconsin is hosting the Business Expo...It's A Family Affair on August 14th.

    Join Us! This family fun event will include food, music, health Information, a painting class, artwork, free haircuts, for kids, book giveaway, fashion, networking, and much more.

    On Tuesday, June 22, 2021, the Arabella Apartments opened their doors to new tenants, offering studios and 1-3 bedroom apartments.

    The developers, J. Jeffers and Company and so many more have worked tirelessly to to create a livable historic location.

    With infrastructure improvements completed and development plans in place, the Village of Waterford and a few of its local businesses are utilizing RCEDC resources to spur recent development activity.

    During the next several years, nearly 1 million square feet of industrial development is planned for the DeBack Farms Business Park in the Village of Caledonia. Scannell Properties, headquartered in Indianapolis, plans to develop a 65-acre site in the park over three phases. A General Mills warehouse and distribution center is planned to occupy the first building.

    The Build Your Own Business program helps entrepreneurs open a storefront location for 3 - 5 months in downtown Union Grove. Business owners receive assistance in finding a store front location, business and marketing plan assistance from the SBDC at UW Parkside, and access to a $500 grant upon signing a lease of no less than 3 months and no more than 5 months.

    In this edition of RCEDC's Development News you'll discover the 2020 recap of Racine County's housing market and development activity. Also learn about the value of doing business in Racine County as well as the talent pipeline resources

    One of the City of Burlington's newest businesses, The Loop Commons, announced their official opening on Facebook (January 11, 2021). The Loop Commons is a historic building revived for modern endeavors, and includes co-working space, a photo studio, a podcast studio, conference rooms, private offices, event space, a coffee shop, and coming spring 2020, a climbing gym.

    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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