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

    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.

    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.

    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

    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.

    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…

    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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