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Merz to invest $3 million here, retain 165 jobs

Merz North America will plant deeper roots in Racine County with a $3 million consolidation and expansion that will retain 165 good-paying jobs and create up to 20 more. ... Read More

Great Lakes CCC lands $200K EPA grant

RACINE — The federal Environmental Protection Agency has chosen Racine-based Great Lakes Community Conservation Corps to receive a $200,000 environmental workforce development and job training grant. ... Read More

New Industrial Building Planned For Mount Pleasant

The Land and Lakes Development Co. plans to build a 308,000 square-foot speculative industrial building starting this summer in the Park 94 business park. Part of a 60-acre business park development, Illinois-based Land and Lakes will break ground on the second phase of the project. The recent sale of a 132,000-square-foot spec building to Zilber Property Group spurred on the second phase of the project. ... Read More

The Dish restaurant opens at Hwy. 31 and Spring

The Dish, the new restaurant at Highway 31 and Spring Street, is designed to have a meal ready in five minutes. But don’t think of The Dish as serving “fast food,” says co-owner Jim Willkomm. ... Read More

InSinkErator getting new Mount Pleasant HQ, plant improvements in Racine

InSinkErator is getting a new headquarters and lab building in Mount Pleasant, and will also see improvements to its manufacturing plant in Racine, company officials have announced. Emerson, the parent company of InSinkErator, released plans earlier this week calling for the construction of the $34 million headquarters and lab along with $29 million worth of planned improvements at the company’s Racine plant. ... Read More

Union Grove looking to expand its information superhighway

Improved internet service could soon come to Union Grove as officials look at ways of marketing the community to would-be developers and new businesses. ... Read More

Study: Manufacturing tax credit added 21,000 jobs

Wisconsin’s manufacturing and agriculture tax credit accounted for almost 21,000 new manufacturing jobs since implementation started in 2013, according to a new study from University of Wisconsin-Madison Professor Noah Williams. The study also concluded the tax credit accounted for 42,000 total jobs throughout the state. ... Read More

Potbelly, Johnson Insurance coming to former Golden Keys site

A Potbelly Sandwich Shop and office building that will be home to Johnson Insurance will both be coming to the former Golden Keys Restaurant site on Highway 20. ... Read More

Willkomm business on Spring Street on track to fully open this spring

As a Racine Raiders player, Michael Willkomm had to plow through obstacles. ... Read More
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