City of Burlington

Known as the Chocolate City, Burlington is home to nearly 10,500 residents and over 750 businesses. Centrally located between Milwaukee and Chicago, the City serves as the commerce hub of western Racine County. The community is served by four major highways and two interstates. The City’s central location, historic downtown, two business parks, improved infrastructure and broad labor force makes Burlington a great place to live, work, and play.

Recent Burlington News

The City of Burlington and RCEDC have been partnering on economic and community development projects since the early 1990’s. Through this team effort, the City has been able to site a new business park, reclaim its riverfront for higher value development, retain its historic character of the downtown, assist growing businesses, and attract new business and development.

Racine County, WI – First funded by Racine County in 2004, the Matching Grant Program (MGP) focuses on supporting small businesses by offering grants to offset consultant and training expenses. Over the last three years, RCEDC facilitated 90 grant awards totaling more than $225,000 to…

Burlington, WI – Tenured university professor. World-renowned portrait artist. And now entrepreneur, business owner and City of Burlington resident. Jean Dibble spent the last 35 years teaching art at various universities across the country. Wanting to relocate near her Kenosha…

Grant opportunity for small businesses with 3-20 employees



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.


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