Village of Caledonia

The Village of Caledonia, WI, is conveniently located along Lake Michigan in the northeast corner of Racine County. The community is known for its rural character, horse farms, and park system. The business-friendly community features the Caledonia and the DeBack Farms Business Parks, which provide easy access via I‐94 to Chicago (73 miles to the South), Milwaukee (18 miles to the North) and other major Midwest cites. Area businesses benefit from robust networks of suppliers, customers, trained workforce, and technical college and university resources.

Recent Caledonia News

Open for Business We are offering all Racine County businesses a FREE mapping and listing tool that maps area businesses open or offering modified services during the COVID-19 pandemic. Residents and workers can search for businesses in Racine County that…

The purpose of this program is to assist businesses negatively impacted by COVID 19 and support business retention until the economy stabilizes. Businesses must demonstrate they do not qualify for existing State or Federal programs; are in immediate need of funding until those programs become available; or that they are unable to obtain financing at reasonable rates and terms.

The Junior Loan Officer will work in the finance division of RCEDC and focus on credit analysis, processing business loan applications, and servicing assigned loans within the loan portfolio.

The Racine County Economic Development Corporation (RCEDC) and several partner organizations are proud to welcome ND Packaging, a subsidiary of ND Paper, Inc., to the Village of Mount Pleasant. Last year, ND Paper purchased a 350,000-square-foot warehouse and distribution facility for $15.5 million, with an additional investment of over $30 million for renovations and equipment.

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) visited the Village of Mount Pleasant’s O&H Bakery on Wednesday to award owner, Eric Oleson the 2020 Jeffrey Butland Wisconsin Family-Owned Business of the Year.

As part of the City’s efforts to bring publicly accessible, free, high-speed internet to our residents, eight locations throughout the community plus Main Street in the Downtown now have internet access points available for the community to use.

No one is able to predict the future, but our guest can help us prepare for it. Jack Uldrich is a leading futurist, author and speaker who helps organizations gain the critical foresight they need to create a successful future.

RCEDC began in 1983 to serve as a bridge between business and government to spur development and create new jobs. Now, 37 years later, we invite you to celebrate the progress in Racine County, and the people and partners that got us here. We also want to look forward, and acknowledge how all these parties are working together to navigate our future.

From available industrial parks to identifying progress in the ongoing talent recruitment efforts, this month's newsletter provides valuable insight into the economic development world of Racine County.

Enterprise Business Park (EBP) is located in Racine County, in the fast-growing industrial corridor between Milwaukee and Chicago. With over 500,00 SF still available for purchase and development, EBP offers incomparable advantages including lower occupancy costs, a growing local work force, a pro-business local environment, and immediate proximity to the Wisconn Valley Science and Technology Park (WVSTP).

COVID-19 Business Resources *SITE UPDATED REGULARLY* NAVIGATING WHAT'S NOW AND WHAT'S NEXT In the midst of the Covid-19 crisis, businesses are seeking trusted information on how to keep employees and customers safe, meet financial obligations, and navigate unprecedented business conditions.…

September 2020 SBA 504 Rates

Boasting record-low interest rates fixed for 25 years, the Small Business Administration (SBA) 504 program remains a great financing tool for growing businesses. Aaron and Jennifer Sloma, co-owners of Parker John’s BBQ & Pizza took advantage of the program and introduced another Wisconsin location to their expanding portfolio.

The Waterford Village Board approved a contract for $3.2 million from Reeseman’s Excavating & Grading LLC of Burlington for grading and infrastructure improvements of the Mercury Business Park.

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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. 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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