In 2007, the City of Racine received a petition from property owners in Uptown that requested the creation of a business improvement district for the purposes of redeveloping Uptown. On August 21, 2007, by Resolution 07-0315, the Common Council approved the creation of the business improvement district and adopted its first-year operating plan (“Plan”) as developed by Racine County Economic Development Corporation in conjunction with the BID proponents. This Plan for 2017 was been prepared by the BID Board.
S. C. Johnson & Son, Inc. (commonly referred to as S. C. Johnson, previously S. C. Johnson Wax and Johnson Wax) is an American multinational privately held manufacturer of household cleaning supplies and other consumer chemicals based in Racine, Wisconsin. S. C. Johnson employs approximately 13,000 and has estimated sales of $10 billion. The company is owned by the Johnson family. H. Fisk Johnson, Chairman and CEO since 2004, is the fifth generation of the Johnson family to lead the company.
Twin Disc, Inc. designs, manufactures and distributes power transmission equipment for a wide range of applications, including marine, off-road vehicle and industrial. The company was founded in 1918 to manufacture clutches for farm tractors. It is now a worldwide company with subsidiaries or sales offices in Asia, Europe, North America, Oceania, and South America.
Modine Manufacturing is a thermal management company established in 1916 in the United States. The company started as Modine Manufacturing Company by Arthur B Modine who patented the Spirex radiator for tractors. The company built the "world's first" vehicular wind tunnel in Racine, Wisconsin in 1941. The company expanded with a European operation, Modine Schnappling Europe, in 1990 and in 1993 acquired Längerer & Reich, a German heat transfer company founded in 1913.
The Golden Rondelle Theater was originally built as the SC Johnson Pavilion for the 1964-65 New York World's Fair. And there's a great story behind it.
Reefpoint Marina is a hidden gem, equipped to accommodate boats of all shapes and sizes and offers a vast array of great amenities.
The Racine Zoological Gardens, or Racine Zoo, is a zoo situated on 28 acres on the shore of Lake Michigan in Racine, Wisconsin.
Uptown Business Improvement District (BID) Advisory Board – 2019