Talent Attraction

The Greater Racine County initiative showcases why Racine County is a great place to live and work by sharing the unique stories of our communities and promoting our companies, job opportunities, and local amenities. Its primary goal is to attract prospective talent and their families. 

Greater Racine County serves as a resource to those relocating to Racine County and to local companies recruiting talent to our community. 

For more information, contact Cassandra Hathaway, RCEDC’s Economic Development Specialist,  at (262) 898-7438 or CHathaway@rcedc.org.

    Community Partners

    A partnership with Racine County, RCEDC and Real Racine that highlights and promotes the abundance of opportunities available in Racine County for individuals, families, workers and employers who decide to “take root” in Racine County. The Greater Racine County effort is made possible through community partnerships with our municipalities, educational institutions, businesses, civic institutions and the Racine Community Foundation.

    Our Ambassador Program

    Greater Racine County’s Ambassadors include residents, business, education and civic leaders who are passionate about our community. By providing tours, answering questions, and sharing why they chose Racine County as their home, Greater Racine County is better able to attract new talent and help new residents more quickly get connected in our community. To learn more about the Ambassador Program and get involved Contact Greater Racine County.

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    Digital Recruitment Campaign

    Racine County’s talent needs are not unique, so how can RCEDC make a positive difference for local employers? By taking advantage of other successful talent recruitment initiatives, including the multi-million-dollar campaign funded by Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC), launched in 2018. The WEDC campaign was built on feedback from Midwestern millennials surveyed on their willingness to relocate to Wisconsin for a better work/life balance. Following the launch of the Greater Racine County website (www.GreaterRacineCounty.com), which was created and funded by RCEDC, Real Racine and Racine County, a digital campaign was developed to reach specific talent for industry categories such as advanced manufacturing, healthcare and STEM.

    RCEDC and Real Racine are currently launching the next step to capture the captive, tourist audience visiting Racine County and deliver information of employment and entrepreneurial opportunities.

    Talent Resources News

    The Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) recently awarded the Village of Waterford $250,000 as part of the Community Development Investment (CDI) Grant program. The grant will go towards construction of what will become the Waterford Lofts, located at 506 E Main Street.

    The Greater Racine County initiative was developed by the Racine County Economic Development Corporation (RCEDC) to showcase the abundance of opportunities available to those who decide to take root here. The GRC Newsletter highlights talent recruitment and retention resources as well as community promotion and examples of those who chose Racine County.

    Greater Racine County serves as a portal for those who decide to explore, work and take root in Racine County. From new housing development to the expanding opportunities in the manufacturing industry, discover the latest updates in the February 2022 GRC Newsletter!

    As a group of 18 institutions, HERA represents more than 140,000 students across southeastern Wisconsin who are key to driving our economy forward. However, finding and recruiting talent can be a challenge. To combat this, HERA established the Best Practices for Recruiting to share creative ideas on how employers can collaborate with and recruit from our region’s universities and colleges.

    Fiduciary Real Estate Development (FRED) plans to bring their new brand, Seasons, to the corner of Braun and Greeen Bay Rd in Mount Pleasant.

    Join us for a live webinar to learn about how Student Loan Assistance can help reduce employee stress at work and increase retention.

    USING HANDSHAKE TO ENHANCE YOUR EARLY TALENT RECRUITING Join career service experts for a training webinar hosted by Racine County Economic Development Corporation to learn about recruiting today's young talent. Handshake is the most widely used job posting and career…

    WEBINAR EXPLORES OPTIONS FOR ADULT LEARNERS AT UW-PARKSIDE Adults have work and family commitments to consider when planning to earn a Bachelor’s or an Associate’s degree. To support adult students throughout their educational journeys, the Center for Adult and Returning…

    MRA, M3 and RCEDC have combined time and resources to help navigate cost-saving reductions, employee recalls, and what the new realities will be in the workplace. Join this free, live session on May 21st as we cover the strategies you will need to re-engage your workforce after COVID-19.

    Susan Kegal was born and raised in Villa Park, Illinois. After traveling across the country and living paycheck-to-paycheck for years, the Susan and her family found a home in Racine County, and for the first time they're not looking to move.

    The military veteran is an increasingly valuable and talented workforce commodity. But is your business truly veteran-ready? KABA, RCEDC, and local employers with veteran-friendly cultures explored best practices when recruiting transitioning service members and their families. Download Event Presentation Download…

    When the ManPower Group conducted a study in 2018 indicating a significant gap in workforce supply and demand throughout Southeast Wisconsin, RCEDC (Racine County Economic Development Corporation) and partnering organizations took it upon themselves to tackle this gap head on.…

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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 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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