February 2016

W.M. Sprinkman lands $1M order for Illinois brewhouse

W. M. Sprinkman Corp. in Franksville has landed a major order for a new production brewery planned for Normal, Ill.  Destihl Brewery will open a 47,000-square-foot brewery and taproom with a 120-barrel brewhouse built by Sprinkman.  ... Read More

Village’s new development district looks to generate interest

After passing smoothly through a number of channels last year, the Village of Union Grove officially has a fifth tax-incremental financing district, or TID, on its books.  Now comes a game of wait-and-see.  “Everything (for TID No. 5) was approved late last year,” Village Clerk-Treasurer Jill Kopp said. “Now we’re just waiting for a developer.” ... Read More

Study serves as starting point for Burlington revitalization efforts

In discussing ways to revitalize businesses in downtown Burlington, an existential question of sorts came forth Tuesday.  Business leaders from Burlington banks, real estate, schools and government met with members of the Racine County Economic Development Corporation, the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation and city staff Tuesday afternoon at Veterans Terrace to take on the economic situation’s equivalent of “which came first, the chicken or the egg?” ... Read More

KP! Toffee seeks approval for retail space

Sweeter days are on the horizon for local sweet tooths.  KP! Toffee, which has made handcrafted gourmet-style toffee in the village since 2010, hopes to open a small retail space at its operation at 9602 Durand Ave. later this month. ... Read More

Emerging companies can apply to meet with major firms at April 25 Tech Summit

Emerging companies can apply through March 16 to meet with major firms and explore potential business relationships around technology needs and innovation at April 25 Tech Summit to be held at GE Healthcare Institute, Waukesha, WI. ... Read More

All Saints to host recruitment event to fill 200 open jobs

RACINE – Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare-All Saints hospital will host a recruitment event from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. March 1 with the goal of filling more than 200 open positions.  Wheaton Franciscan said the jobs include a variety of pool, part-time and full-time positions including registered nurses, certified nursing assistants, medical assistants and various positions in the laboratory, radiology, clerical, food service and housekeeping departments; and more. All positions will be... Read More

Equipment maker sees growth from craft beer trend

The ingredient common to milk and beer holds the secret of W.M. Sprinkman Corp.’s recent growth.  Both beverages typically contain at least 90 percent water and need to be manufactured in a sanitary environment. So for W.M. ... Read More

SC Johnson adding 20 new Racine County jobs

MOUNT PLEASANT — SC Johnson will add 20 new jobs at Waxdale, the company announced Monday.  The new openings are production operator jobs at Waxdale, 8311 N. 16th St., the company’s largest manufacturing plant worldwide. SCJ will add to the nearly 1,000 employees at Waxdale location. ... Read More

Milwaukee 7 Export Development Grant Program

The Milwaukee 7, in collaboration with JPMorgan Chase, is offering the Export Development Grant Program to help manufacturers, companies selling a proprietary product line, and service-based companies grow in international trade. ... Read More

RCEDC Facilitates a 2-part series focused on Downtown Burlington Business Development

The first session facilitated by Racine County Economic Development Corporation (RCEDC) on February 9th with 37 participants and included a review of the key findings of three major activities that occurred in 2015:   Downtown business owner one-one-one meetings; ... Read More