The Racine County Economic Development Corporation (RCEDC) would like to congratulate the eight Racine County businesses receiving recognition as part of the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation’s (WEDC) We’re All Innovating contest. The contest was created by the WEDC to recognize and promote the creative ways startups and small businesses are adapting to the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The judges selected winners in three major categories:
- Technology innovation to address COVID-19 impacts on health
- Technology innovation to address COVID-19 impacts on businesses
- Service and business operation innovations to respond to COVID-19 disruption
“All of the We’re All Innovating Contest winners demonstrate that despite the pandemic, Wisconsin’s culture of innovation is thriving,” said WEDC Secretary and CEO Missy Hughes. “We’re so pleased that the We’re All Innovating Contest is able to support those businesses who have taken it to the next level and those individuals who own, run or started businesses to take COVID-19 on. They have hustled to meet their customers’ needs and anticipated what new ones might be.”
Funding for the contest came from the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act. The grants will help offset costs incurred since March 1 and those anticipated through Dec. 30, 2020.