Racine County continues to offer small and medium-sized manufacturing firms in Racine County grants of up to $2,500 for training and technology. For the seventh consecutive year, the county has budgeted $25,000 for the Manufacturing Renewal Grant program, providing matching grants for Racine County-based manufacturing firms with fewer than 200 employees.
Qualifying Racine County manufacturers can apply for grants to help underwrite investments in employee skills training, technology implementation projects or production efficiency consulting services.
The program’s objective is to help participating companies stay in business and continue to retain or create jobs for Racine County residents.
The UW-Parkside Small Business Development Center (SBDC) manages the grant program on behalf of Racine County. Businesses that believe they meet the grant criteria can contact SBDC Executive Director, Dr. Matt Wagner, for more information. Grant applications can be found on-line at http://www.parksidesbdc.com or www.wdc.racineco.com.