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New Owners Return Franksville Meat Market to it's Homey Past

In the twilight of summer, when state and county fairs are memories and freezers need to be stocked for winter, Harry Hansen Meat Service is nonstop activity. ... Read More

WEDC CEO Paul Jadin to resign

Paul Jadin announced today he is resigning his post as chief executive officer and secretary of the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) and will accept an offer to become the president of Thrive, the economic development partnership for an eight-county region in south central Wisconsin, including Madison.  ... Read More

Inside Racine Business Networking on September 19th

Join us for tomorrow's Inside Racine Business Session!  Steve SaLoutos with US Bank N.A. will be our guest speaker. Register below. ... Read More

Water route could open land for projects

Caledonia officials’ desire to get water service extended to Interstate 94 could help sweeten a water sale agreement between the cities of Waukesha and Racine.... Read More

Gelato cafe/coffee shop coming to former Dunn Bros.

The former Dunn Bros. Coffee shop, 245 Main St., will soon open as the new Divino Gelato Cafe, featuring gelatos made daily on site. Divino will also offer coffee drinks, some food, and beer and wine — if not other alcoholic drinks. It will be open morning through evening. ... Read More

Local CEOs help each other solve business issues

In mid-2011, the Racine County Economic Development Corp., or RCEDC, initiated a new program called the CEO Roundtable. It is designed to help executives of small and mid-size companies improve their leadership and management skills to help drive profitable business growth. We’ve completed the full first year of the program, and participants agree it is a huge success. ... Read More

Nelson Bros. & Strom still a manufacturer's friend after 93 years

RACINE — The late Herb and Frank Nelson and Cliff Strom would doubtless admire the work being done today at the machine shop that still bears their names. And present owners David and Mary Kay Hall fully appreciate the history of N ... Read More

New owners reopen the former J.W. Peters plant

Just a few years ago, J.W. Peters, the sprawling precast-concrete plant on the west edge of this city, employed hundreds of people. But these days, there is activity there again at what is now KW Precast. Two businessmen, one a former J.W. ... Read More

Manufacturing remains a focus of RCEDC

I’m often asked why the Racine County Economic Development Corp., or RCEDC, is paying so much attention to the manufacturing industry. And people are right. Wednesday we hosted, at our annual meeting celebration, Jennifer McNelly, president of The Manufacturing Institute. Our CEO Roundtable program focuses on manufacturing, and our new Business Connect website gives manufacturing customers and suppliers the opportunity to buy products locally.... Read More

Manufacturing Institute: To fill worker shortage, demand skills credentials

American manufacturers are so desperate for able workers that many will take on anyone who shows up and is drug-free. But there is at least one way to be much choosier, keynote speaker Jennifer McNelly of The Manufacturing Institute said Wednesday at Racine County Economic Development Corp.’s annual celebration.... Read More
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