Matching Grants

Grant reimburses up to 50% of eligible cost – up to $5,000 per applicant.
Through funding from the County of Racine, a Matching Grant Program (MGP) was established with the goal of providing a means for existing small and medium-sized companies to obtain the professional services necessary for a strong foundation for continued business growth and to provide jobs for Racine County residents.

Grant reimburses up to 50% of eligible cost – up to $10,000 per applicant.
Through funding from the City of Burlington, a Matching Grant Program (MGP) was established with the goal of providing a means for small and medium-sized for-profit and non-profit organizations to establish a new operation, expand an existing operation or construct or improve a facility for lease to business(es) located in the City of Burlington.

Business Lending Partners (BLP) provides up-front eligibility screening services to determine if a small business meets the general criteria to qualify for an SBA loan.

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    Recent Business Lending Partners News

    Creative Welding & Fabrication previously leased most of the space at 120 Industrial Drive in Burlington. After learning about the U.S. Small Business Administration's (SBA) 504 program, owners Roger Baumeister and Jeremy Uhlenhake decided to purchase the building, which allowed them to expand operations and begin collecting rent from existing tenants.

    Raising capital to grow your business can be challenging. Should you use debt? What programs are available through RCEDC? Are there more options? Join RCEDC as we explore the opportunities from venture capital to determine when this solution is the…

    SBA 504 Rates January 2022

    This year, Jellystone Resort in Caledonia was named the "Resort of the Year" by the Jellystone franchise. This award is given to one location per year and the Jellystone franchise is especially happy about the expansion and projects Jellystone Caledonia has completed the past couple of years to aid in the client's demands for the park.

    Asphalt Contractors Inc. (ACI), owned by Robert, Robert Jr. and Peter Kordus, a once primary sealcoating operation, recently evolved into the largest company of its kind in Southeast Wisconsin - using the SBA 504 loan program

    Dan Gallagher started Mybread Bakery with a mission to provide gluten-free breads that are safe for those with food allergies, but not compromise taste or quality. Three years later, Gallagher relocated from Chicago to Racine - with help from the Racine County Economic Development Corporation - and expanded operations by renting a larger space, purchasing better machinery, and hiring additional employees.

    SBA 504 Rates October 2021

    The Business Growth Solutions Series is a 3-part video educational experience designed for small business owners, commercial lenders, real estate professionals and anyone in a position to help Wisconsin businesses grow.

    The Racine County Economic Development Corporation (RCEDC) is pleased to welcome two
    new professionals to its lending staff, Dillon Voltz and Akayna Morrison.

    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.

    Linda and Eli Bracha, owners of Wis-Tek, CPT and Green Tek, saw the U.S. Small Business Administration's 504 program as an opportunity to purchase equipment, renovate their current Janesville facility and expand to an additional location, near Clinton.

    Join BLP at the 31st Annual Wisconsin Lenders Conference on May 20th and 21st.

    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. In 2021, RCEDC staff were able to facilitate 95 projects that included comprehensive site selection, loans, grants, and incentives resulting in $360 million in private investment and $210 million in new construction. These business expansion projects will result in 500 new full-time jobs.

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