The Heart of the Chicago-Milwaukee Corridor

Ideal Location

Racine County is located in the fast-growing industrial corridor between Milwaukee and Chicago along Interstate 94.

Low Real Estate Cost and a favorable tax environment.

Less Than an Hour from Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport.

30 Minutes from Milwaukee’s General Michell International Airport.

Racine County celebrates its manufacturing heritage, rich farmland, beautiful beaches, and distinctive architecture. Abundant business development opportunities are available across the community in downtowns and business parks, including over 1,000 acres of development-ready land.

Racine Between Chicago and Milwaukee

Doing Business Here

More than 47,00 businesses call southeast Wisconsin home, including long-time legacy advanced manufacturing, cutting-edge technology, and e-commerce companies.

Major Employers: SC Johnson, CNH Industrial, Modine Manufacturing, InSinkErator, CREE Lighting, Nestle, and Seda North America.

Market Connections: Over $12 billion in exports annually.

Business Friendly Environment: Incentives including State, County, and Municipal programs.


Racine County’s unique location in the Chicago and Milwaukee corridor provides easy access to the Midwest and global markets. The transportation network of four major highways, two major interstates, Amtrak passenger rail to Chicago and three international airports means short commute times and connections to the larger metropolitan areas for business and personal travel.

4 Major Highways
2 Interstates

Local & International

Great Lakes
Port Access

Passenger & Freight
Rail Service


Business Expansion & Relocation Resources

  Description Contact
Land & Building Searches Assistance with identifying potential land sites or buildings to meet the needs of your expansion or relocation project. Jordan Brown Business Recruitment Specialist, RCEDC 262-898-7444
Research Assistance Basic research including: economic, demographic and workforce data; market profiles and studies; and supply chain information. Laura Million Business Development Manager, RCEDC 262-898-7530
Low-Interest Loans Low interest loans to finance real estate purchases, renovation, and new construction; equipment; furniture and fixtures; and in some cases working capital. Projects are financed in partnership with primary lenders. Carolyn Engel Business Lending Partners 262-898-7420
State and Local Incentives Tax credits, low-interest loans, and financial assistance available through the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation and local municipalities to companies expanding or relocating to Wisconsin. Laura Million Business Development Manager, RCEDC 262-898-7530
Racine County Matching Grant Up to $2,500 in grants to qualifying manufacturing, women owned, and minority owned firms to assist with business growth activities including training, consulting, and marketing. Must have less than 200 employees and less than $25M in sales. Carolyn Engel Business Lending Partners 262-898-7420
Workforce Assistance Assistance with workforce development issues and recruitment needs including: employer recruitment events; jobs fairs; on-the-job training grants; and employer workshops. Juan Gamez Racine County Workforce Solutions 262-638-6637
Customized Training & Business Resources GTC offers access to resources to assist businesses in areas including: customized training; business planning and mentoring; product development; professional development; and technical courses and certifications. Robin Widmar Account Manager, Gateway Technical College 262-898-7548

Racine County Business Networks

  Description Contact
Racine County CEO Roundtable Owners and CEOs of growth oriented companies meet on an ongoing basis to work on their business; share and learn from peers; gain valuable strategic insights; and network with trusted colleagues and advisors. Download PDF Laura Million Business Resource Manager, RCEDC 262-898-7530
Young Professionals of Racine (YPR) YPR works to attract, engage, cultivate, and retain professional talent to help our community flourish. YPR provides professional development and personal growth opportunities through a variety of networking, social, volunteer, and educational events. Anna Clementi Operations Specialist, RAMAC 262-634-1931