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Construction to begin on Waterford Lofts with $250K grant from WEDC

The Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) has awarded the Village of Waterford $250,000 to construct the future Waterford Lofts, located at 506 E. Main St. This monetary award was made possible as part of the Community Development Investment Grant program. “In 2018, nearly 200 Waterford residents and business owners provided feedback on the future of the Village, and […]

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The Village of Union Grove Offers $320K in Loans & $20K in Grants

The Village of Union Grove has recently offered $320,000 in loans to businesses and $20,000 in grants. The Board of Directors for The Village of Union Grove approved updates to the existing Union Grove Revolving Loan Fund (RLF) and Matching Grant Program (MGP). The RLF and MGP programs are administered by the Racine County Economic […]

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Summit Packaging Hiring to Fill $28M Expansion Space

Southside manufacturer Summit Packaging is hiring full- and part-time workers to make the transition into a $28 million, 77,000-square-foot expansion space go more smoothly. Company officials hosted a groundbreaking Tuesday at their current facility at 3441 S. Memorial Drive with Racine Mayor Cory Mason and other city representatives as well as folks from Wisconsin Economic […]

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Racine County Economic Development Corporation to Host Beers & Business

The Racine County Economic Development Corporation (RCEDC) is hosting its first Beers & Business in Burlington. This event is specifically for growing business owners in the Racine County area. This event is a part of their 2022 Business Growth Solutions events. Photo by RODNAE Productions on Pexels.com Beers & Business will be held on Friday, […]

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Scannell Properties to build warehouse and distribution center in DeBack Farms Business Park

CALEDONIA – Scannell Properties, a commercial real estate developer, plans to build a 323,000-square-foot warehouse and distribution center in the DeBack Farms Business Park and General Mills is expected to be their first tenant. The Racine County Economic Development Corp. (RCEDC) and the Village of Caledonia announced the project as part of a three-phase development […]

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Razor Sharp Fitness, O&H Bakery Use ZERO Loan Program

Razor Sharp Fitness and O&H Danish Bakery are the latest recipients of the ZERO Loan Program. The program is a business lending initiative built to provide immediate financial relief to local businesses hit by the COVID-19 pandemic. The Racine County Economic Development Corp. (RCEDC) administers the program. Terri and Michael Bannon, owners of Racine’s Razor […]

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Racine County launches incentive program for businesses to locate in Union Grove

UNION GROVE – Racine County officials will pay entrepreneurs to open businesses in the village’s downtown, according to a city press release. The Racine County Economic Development Corporation will offer up to $500 to business owners who sign a lease between three and five months in the downtown area. They will also receive assistance for […]

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Talent Summit will equip Racine County businesses with recruitment, development resources

Racine County, WI – The 2021 Greater Racine County (GRC) Virtual Talent Summit, hosted by Racine County Economic Development Corporation (RCEDC), is scheduled for February 4. This year’s event will focus on best practices and topics important to Racine County’s human resource professionals and business leaders. The GRC Virtual Talent Summit will offer practical insights […]

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Walsh’s passion for small business landed RCEDC newest loan officer

Racine County – The Racine County Economic Development Corporation (RCEDC) is proud to welcome Wesley Walsh as the newest member of their financial specialty area, Business Lending Partners (BLP). “Because of the historically low-interest rates on the loan programs we offer, 2020 has been one of the busiest years for our lending team,” said Jenny […]

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Union Grove Offering Small Business Financial Resources

The Village of Union Grove Trustees recently approved attractive loan and grant resources to support its local business community. The Village worked with the Racine County Economic Development Corporation (RCEDC) to create these programs to aid local businesses and attract new development to targeted areas of the Village. There are several programs available. Union Grove […]

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RCEDC offers web series to help local businesses

The Racine County Economic Development Corp. (RCEDC) invites local business representatives to watch a free webinar series designed to help manage issues amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. The series, developed in partnership with MRA and M3, includes presentations on change management, communication, safety, and staff re-engagement. The recorded webinars can be found on RCEDC’s website (rcedc.org/key-strategies-to-re-engage-your-workforce-after-covid-19). The […]

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Greater Racine County Talent Recruitment Program Reaching Targeted Audiences Via New Digital Campaign

Racine County, WI – Racine County businesses are expanding, business parks are bustling with newly constructed speculative buildings, and the Wisconn Valley Science and Technology Park construction is underway. To meet the current and future talent needs of local businesses, the Racine County Economic Development Corporation (RCEDC) launched a new talent recruitment program. This new […]

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Racine County Eye kicks off Help Wanted, an employment podcast

Racine County Eye is dedicated to helping its readers, which is why we started a weekly employment podcast called Help Wanted. In our very first episode of Help Wanted, Kate Walker, talent and recruitment specialist with the Racine County Economic Development Corporation, talks about where the jobs are and the labor shortage area businesses are […]