The Place to Be.

On the shores of beautiful Lake Michigan, ideally situated between Milwaukee and Chicago, Racine is the perfect place for your business. See what makes "Invention City" so special.

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A healthy business climate awaits.

Racine's business incentives

Incentives & Tax Credits

The assistance you need for a strong start.

Racine's affordable cost of living, housing value and rental options

Cost of Living & Housing

History. Lakefront. Value.
We’ve got it all.

Recreation & Culture

Arts, architecture, outdoor activities, Kringle and so much more.

We Believe in Racine.

Build Up Racine is a positive force for good, focused on moving development in Racine forward. It is about building up not only physical buildings, businesses and opportunities in our city, but also the workers, families, neighborhoods and communities that make it the special place we call home.

We believe in building up Racine because we believe in Racine and its people.




Miles north of Chicago


Ranking in 2015 Best US City for Women-Owned Businesses


Ranking in 2017 Most Affordable Places to Live in the World

We're Here to Help. (Seriously.)

Our staff is ready to answer your questions and help along the way to starting, growing or developing your business.

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Meet Our Team.

Dedicated, smart and dependable. We're here to help you succeed in Racine.

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