City of Racine

Racine (/rəˈsiːn/ rə-SEEN) is a city in and the county seat of Racine County, Wisconsin, United States. It is located on the shore of Lake Michigan at the mouth of the Root River. Racine is located 22 miles south of Milwaukee. As of the 2013 U.S. census, the city had a population of 78,199, making it the fifth-largest city in Wisconsin. Its median home price of $103,625 makes it one of the most affordable cities in Wisconsin to buy a home. In January 2017, it was rated “the most affordable place to live in the world” by the Demographia International Housing Affordability survey.

    Recent Racine News

    Summit Packaging Systems, LLC – a global leader in the manufacturing of aerosol actuators and valves – proposes to add a 77,000 SF expansion to its current Racine facility, which would create an estimated 145 jobs.

    Racine’s first new, multi-family housing development in over a decade now open for occupancy RACINE, WI – The joint venture development team of J. Jeffers & Company and Lutheran Social Services of Wisconsin and Upper Michigan long with the City of…

    Susan Kegal was born and raised in Villa Park, Illinois. After traveling across the country and living paycheck-to-paycheck for years, the Susan and her family found a home in Racine County, and for the first time they're not looking to move.

    The City of Racine recently competed with over 100 communities across Canada, Mexico, and the United States to earn a 2019 North American Smart Cities designation, becoming the first Wisconsin municipality and the smallest city ever to be awarded that…

    Racine, WI -- Opportunity Zones, established under the U.S. 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, encourage private investment and economic growth in severely distressed urban and rural areas. Three of the 120 Opportunity Zones in Wisconsin are located in the City…

    RACINE, WI -- Since 1941, Fischer USA has been a part of the Racine County economic community. After years of continued success, they saw a need for expansion. With support from the City of Racine and Racine County Economic Development Corporation…

    RACINE, WI -- The Smart Cities Council chose the City of Racine as one of the five winners for the Smart Cities Readiness Challenge. Racine is the first “Smart City” in Wisconsin, and also was the smallest city to make…

    n 2017, the closing of Imperial Laundry Services at 1236 Thirteenth Street left a City of Racine neighborhood with an empty building and loss of jobs. However, collaborative efforts between a new buyer, the City of Racine, Racine County, the Racine County Economic Development Corporation and the Water and Wastewater utilities have paved the way fora new business to come to Racine.

    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. 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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