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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 […]

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Regency Mall Area Eye’d For TIF District Improvements

After Sears, Kmart and JC Penney left Racine, a 134-acre parcel that includes Regency Mall, surrounding out lots and High Ridge Center has become the target of a potential tax incremental finance district in Racine. The city plans to propose forming a tax incremental finance (TIF) district to help spur development by offering incentives and […]

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Grand Appliance and TV Announces Relocation To Sturtevant

Grand Appliance and TV will move its headquarters from Zion, Illinois and operations in New Berlin to Sturtevant. The company, which employees 300 people, operates 20 retail locations in Illinois, Iowa and Wisconsin. It plans to build an $8 million, 137,000 square-foot facility, which will serve as its corporate headquarters and distribution facility. The facility will […]

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InSinkErator Financial Assistance For Headquarters Approved

A hefty public financial assistance package for development of the new InSinkerator world headquarters in Mount Pleasant was approved Tuesday, as company executives made the rounds at two local government boards. In Mount Pleasant, the village board and Community Development Authority approved $600,000 dollars in “upfront assistance” for the garbage disposal manufacturer to “assist with […]