Posted inBusiness, Local news

Downtown Racine earns Main Street America™ 2022 accreditation

RACINE – Downtown Racine Corporation (DRC) has again been designated as an Accredited Main Street America™ program by the Main Street America organization. Racine joins 863 communities throughout the U.S. meeting performance standards for preservation-based economic development and community revitalization. DRC’s performance is evaluated annually by the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation’s (WEDC) Wisconsin Main Street […]

Posted inBusiness, Construction, Development, Local news

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 […]

Posted inBusiness, Development, Employment, Local news

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 […]

Posted inEnvironment, Local news, Schools

UW-Parkside Receives $40k in Grants For Programs from Freshwater Collaborative of Wisconsin

SOMERS – The University of Wisconsin-Parkside is receiving more than $40,000 from the Freshwater Collaborative of Wisconsin (FCW) to enhance its water-related academic programs. FCW is a partnership of Wisconsin’s 13 public universities (Uw System), connecting with industry partners, local communities, policymakers and advocacy groups.​ Its mission is to establish Wisconsin as a world leader […]

Posted inGovernment, Local news

Gov. Evers Announces $420 Million in Wisconsin Tomorrow Small Business Recovery Grants

On Tuesday, Gov. Tony Evers announced the state will award up to $420 million to small businesses affected by the COVID-19 pandemic through the new Wisconsin Tomorrow Small Business Recovery Grant program, a collaboration between the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) and the Department of Revenue (DOR). The effort, funded by the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARPA), has the potential to help approximately 84,000 Wisconsin small businesses that have an […]

Posted inCORONAVIRUS, Local news

State Announces $46 Million grant program to Benefit Small Businesses

MADISON — Gov. Tony Evers, together with the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) and the Department of Revenue (DOR), announced Tuesday that more than $46 million to support an estimated 9,300 small businesses across Wisconsin. The grants – $5,000 per business – are an extension of last year’s successful “We’re All In” grant program. The […]

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Governor’s budget proposal includes small business support, workforce development, venture capital

MADISON — Gov. Tony Evers announced his 2021-23 biennial budget would target more than $200 million in assisting small businesses. Further, investing more than $29 million in workforce development initiatives and a new $100 million venture capital program. “Over the past year, our small businesses have seen the effects of this pandemic firsthand. I am […]

Posted inKenosha Lens, Uptown Observer

KABA, WEDC partner for microloans to Kenosha businesses

Messages of hope, action painted on the wooden boards of Uptown businesses in Kenosha. Photo by Daniel Thompson/The Uptown Observer. KENOSHA ⏤ The Kenosha Area Business Alliance and the Wisconsin Economic Development Corp. have awarded 27 Kenosha businesses microloans up to $50,000. Kenosha Area Business Alliance and the state Economic Development Corp. announced the microloans […]

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Gov. Evers Announces $45 Million in Targeted Assistance for Restaurants Impacted by the COVID-19 Pandemic

MADISON —​ Gov. Tony Evers announced today with the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) that restaurants and other targeted small businesses affected by the COVID-19 pandemic will receive $45 million in assistance, bringing the total assistance distributed to Wisconsin businesses this year to more than $220 million. The program, We’re All In For Restaurants, is […]

Posted inCommunity, Non-Profits

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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Contractors in Place for Potential Eminent Domain Ahead of FoxConn

The Village of Mount Pleasant is moving forward with preparations and preliminary work for the coming Foxconn development. The Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) is still negotiating the final contract between the state and the Taiwan-based technology manufacturer for the record-breaking manufacturing facility slated for Mount Pleasant. In the meantime, the village board has approved […]