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, Racine County, Wisconsin is requesting proposals for the purpose of retaining a certified public accounting firm to audit the City’s financial records for the fiscal years 2022-2025.

    The City of Burlington is issuing a Request for Proposals (RFP) for Airport Management Services. The deadline for RFP submissions is June 23, 2023. The services under the proposed contract will begin on or about August 1, 2023.

    EMPOWERING SMALL BUSINESSES A Business Growth Solutions Event RCEDC and its lending staff, Business Lending Partners (BLP), in partnership with Community State Bank, assembled a remarkable lineup of entrepreneurs, small business owners, and financial professionals to share relevant insights on…

    Opened in 1966, the Nestlé plant at 637 S. Pine St., Burlington, makes candy bars, but soon will shift to producing refrigerated cookie dough as part of a $70 million expansion and retooling.

    One of the City of Burlington's newest businesses, The Loop Commons, announced their official opening on Facebook (January 11, 2021). The Loop Commons is a historic building revived for modern endeavors, and includes co-working space, a photo studio, a podcast studio, conference rooms, private offices, event space, a coffee shop, and coming spring 2020, a climbing gym.

    When Low Daily Brewery owners, Tim and Claire Sullivan moved from the Pacific Northwest to Burlington, RCEDC provided development assistance in a variety of capacities, including local and state incentive as well as an SBA 504 loan for building renovations and equipment purchasing.

    Racine County tourism created videos to recognize and promote the unique elements of Racine County's communities.

    EVEN A GLOBAL PANDEMIC CAN'T SLOW THIS COMMUNITY DOWN 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…

    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…

    The city of Burlington is currently undergoing a re-branding, design and standards initiative in an effort to better communicate their story, promise and what they want the traveling public and business community to understand about the culture in Burlington. The…



    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 2022, RCEDC staff were able to facilitate 105 projects that included comprehensive site selection, loans, grants, and incentives resulting in $289 million in private investment and $124 million in new construction


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