Resources

Industrial Park Land Absorption StudyThe Racine County Industrial Park Land Absorption Study serves as an important document in assessing the availability of high quality business park land in Racine County. The availability of such land enhances the ability to recruit new businesses and, perhaps, more importantly, to retain and expand existing businesses. Read the full report here.

Timing is Everything: The Industrialization of RetailThe Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL) report, Timing is Everything, examines the impact of evolving distribution networks - specifically the emergence of Racine County and Southeastern Wisconsin as a logistics and distribution hub. View the full report or watch the preview video.

Land Use PlanThe Multi-Jurisdictional Comprehensive Plan for Racine County: 2035 serves a number of functions. Most importantly, it provides a basis for decision-making on land use-related matters by County and local government officials. The importance of the comprehensive plan as a basis for decision-making is reinforced by consistency requirements in the State planning law, which specify that zoning, land division, and official mapping regulations must be consistent with the plan as of January 1, 2010. The full report can be accessed here.

Economic Development PlanThe Economic Development Plan (EDP) 5.0 for Racine County is built around five challenges. These challenges represent the areas that most directly affect the economic vitality of Racine County. They arrived through the active involvement of the RCEDC Board of Directors, Racine County Board of Supervisors, and the five Lead Partners. Read details of RCEDC's EDP 5.0 here.

Racine Industrial City InitiativeThe Community Development and Policy Studies (CDPS) division of the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago undertook the Industrial Cities Initiative (ICI) to gain a better understanding of the economic, demographic, and social trends shaping industrial cities in the Midwest. The ICI was motived by questions about why some Midwest towns and cities outperform other similar cities with comparable histories and manufacturing legacies. And, can ‘successful’ economic development strategies implemented in ‘outperforming cities’ be replicated in ‘underperforming cities?’ Here is the report on Racine County.