Commuting is easy thanks to Racine County’s proximity to Milwaukee and Chicago, as well as its access to four major highways, two major interstates, Amtrak passenger rail services and air services.
While many residents choose to live and work in Racine County, our location between two major employment centers, Milwaukee and Chicago, mean that many live outside of Racine County and commute in to work. Similarly, many residents call Racine County home, but choose to commute outside of the county for work.
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 2021, RCEDC staff were able to facilitate 95 projects that included comprehensive site selection, loans, grants, and incentives resulting in $360 million in private investment and $210 million in new construction. These business expansion projects will result in 500 new full-time jobs.