Manufacturing is an important part of the Racine area's economy. The region has over three hundred manufacturing firms which employ a large number of people. Racine is the world headquarters for S.C. Johnson Wax, one of the leading manufacturers of chemical specialty products for home care, personal care and insect control in the world. S.C. Johnson is a major employer in Racine.
Jobs are provided by In-Sink-Erator, the world's largest producer of food waste disposers and hot water dispensers. The company also markets dishwashers, water heaters and trash compactors. CNH produces agricultural and construction equipment.
Master Appliance Corporation is one of the world's prominent manufacturers of heat tools for industry. Golden Books, a leading publisher and producer of children's storybooks, puzzles and youth electronic books is also situated in Racine.
Some of the industries that provide jobs in Racine, Wisconsin are electric and electronics, paper, fabricated metals, rubber and plastic, apparel, wood, printing and publishing and transportation equipment.
Noteworthy information regarding Racine, Wisconsin: Estimated median household income: $39,000. Cost of living index in 2008: 83.0 (national average: 100).
Shown below is a list of the largest employers in Racine:
- All Saints Health Care System, Inc
- Racine County
- City of Racine
- S.C. Johnson & Son, Inc
- Emerson Electric Co
- Adecco USA Inc
- Department of Corrections
- Modine Manufacturing Company
- Johnson Diversey Inc
- Department of Health and Family
- Bombardier Motor Corp
- Aurora Health Care of Southern Lake
- Society's Assets Inc
- Racine Yacht Club Inc
- Gateway Technical College
- Lincoln Lutheran Community Care Corporation
- United States Postal Services
- School Services and Leasing, Inc
- Heritage Bank & Trust
The significant employment sectors in Racine, Wisconsin:
- Trade, transportation and utilities
- Educational and health services
- Leisure and hospitality
- Professional and business services
Associations providing assistance to local companies include:
- Racine County Economic Development Corporation
- Wisconsin Economic Development Association
- Wisconsin Technology Council
- Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce
- Small Business Administration - Wisconsin
The Journal Times Online provides details about the local business community.