November 2015

Country Rose Bakery & Café to build addition

YORKVILLE — Both bakers and cooks at Country Rose Bakery & Café should be much happier after a future building addition is complete sometime next year.  The owners of Country Rose, 19319 Washington Ave. (Highway 20), are in the permitting process to build an addition which will be the baking kitchen, part-owner Rita Zadurski said Monday.  Her sister Rose Laketa is majority owner of the café at the corner of highways 20 and 45, which opened in February 2005.... Read More

Grants will aid job training, brownfield cleanup

Nearly $900,000 in grant money recently awarded to Racine will aid in cleaning up brownfield sites, riverfront redevelopment and will provide training opportunities for unemployed and underemployed, city officials say.... Read More

$200K for business growth

RACINE – A new $200,000 pot of money has been created to help fuel high-growth and emerging companies in the city.  The Racine City Council unanimously approved using $100,000 from the intergovernmental sewer revenue-sharing fund to match another $100,000 from the Wisconsin Economic Development Corp.’s Capital Catalyst Program. ... Read More

Sears fills vacant storefront at Burlington Crossing

A long-empty storefront in one of Burlington’s Highway 36 strip malls has been filled. After a store in Lake Geneva closed this year, Sears Home Store has relocated to the former Fashion Bug space in Burlington Crossing – the small strip mall next to Tractor Supply Company.... Read More

Employment grows with Marlo expansion

RACINE — A business that started as a water softener company is now in the midst of a $4 million expansion that should make way for more than 40 new jobs.  Marlo Inc. is building an additional 40,000 square feet of space, to approximately double its overall space, at 2227 South St. Marlo manufactures water softeners and reverse-osmosis water purification equipment.  Marlo President and Chief Operating Officer Steve LaMere said the late Fred Glines and his son, current company own... Read More

Accomplishments so far this year

Annually the Racine County Economic Development Corp. develops a work plan for the organization and its staff. This plan governs the actions of staff to accomplish the mission of RCEDC as well as to ensure consistency with Racine County’s adopted Economic Development Plan.... Read More

Village pens new deal with economic development agency

The Union Grove Board of Trustees last week approved a deal with an economic development agency that would continue its longstanding joint working relationship for business growth within the village.... Read More

New fund will target Racine high-tech business ventures

A new initiative launched in partnership by the City of Racine and the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) will provide funding to support innovative business ventures in Racine County. The two organizations are contributing equally to a $200,000 fund designed to assist entrepreneurs in developing new technologies in fields with high-growth potential.... Read More

Water treatment equipment manufacturer Marlo doubling in size

Marlo Inc., a water treatment equipment manufacturer in Racine, is undergoing a $3.5 million to $4 million expansion that will double its manufacturing plant to 65,000 square feet and its office space to 10,000 square feet.  Started by Waukesha-based Andrew Bukacek Construction in September, the project is expected to be completed in June or July of 2016. ... Read More

Java and jobs at Workforce Development Center

Racine County is in the midst of an overhaul of its Workforce Development Center, 1717 Taylor Ave. The proposed 2016 budget includes $20,000 for a coffee shop staffed by residents in worker programs and geared toward county employees.  The county will soon have both a new way for some residents to get work experience and for county employees to get caffeinated. ... Read More