Business Community

A hub for global and family-owned firms, innovative industry leaders and start-up companies, manufacturers and logistics businesses, Racine County offers a welcoming and robust business community. Businesses in Racine County enjoy the advantages of proximity to Chicago and Milwaukee, and access to the more than 1 million workers within the Chicago-Milwaukee corridor, without the high cost of doing business there.
Companies are investing and creating jobs in Racine County.

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    Industry Clusters

    More than 47,00 businesses call southeast Wisconsin home, including long-time legacy and advanced manufacturing, cutting-edge technology and e-commerce companies. In order to attract and retain talent in the region, coordinated resources and programs connect business with local talent and support businesses’ workforce development and training goals.


    2,200 engineering graduates in Southeastern Wisconsin annually.

    World Water Hub

    Epicenter for freshwater research, innovation and business development.


    #1 concentration of workers in the food industry.​


    Industry leaders recognize Racine’s central location
    and transportation advantages.

    Leading Employers

    Ascension All Saints HospitalHealthcareMt. Pleasant, Racine
    S.C. Johnson & Son, Inc.ManufacturingRacine, Mount Pleasant, Sturtevant
    CNH America LLCManufacturingRacine, Mount Pleasant
    Racine Unified School DistrictEducationCaledonia, Elmwood Park, Racine, Mount Pleasant, North Bay, Sturtevant, Wind Point
    InSinkEratorManufacturingRacine, Mount Pleasant, Sturtevant
    Advocate Aurora (Burlington and Greater Racine)HealthcareCity of Burlington
    City of RacineGovernmentCity of Racine
    CREE Inc. ManufacturingVillage of Sturtevant
    NestleFood ManufacturingCity of Burlington
    Racine CountyGovernmentRacine
    BRP US INC.ManufacturingVillage of Sturtevant
    Andis CompanyManufacturingVillage of Sturtevant
    Modine Manufacturing Co.ManufacturingCity of Racine
    Wisconsin Dept. of Workforce DevelopmentGovernmentCity of Racine
    Gateway Technical CollegeEducationCity of Racine
    Twin DiscManufacturingCity of Racine

    Racine County Businesses


    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.


      Reduced Equity Requirements

      Reduced Interest Rates

      Flexible Loan Terms

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