The mission of Visioning a Greater Racine

Is to engage the community in creating a vision of what Racine can be 10-15 years from now, and developing a road map for how to get there. This effort will produce an economic development strategy based on community engagement and quality of life. . We receive support from the Racine Community Foundation and several leading financial institutions.

What is Visioning a Greater Racine?

Visioning a Greater Racine (VGR) is a networked-community initiative using the proven VISIONING process with the goal of transforming Racine into a flourishing place we are all proud to call home.

Visioning a Greater Racine (VGR) is a networked-community initiative using the proven VISIONING process with the goal of transforming Racine into a flourishing place we are all proud to call home.

Objective: Visioning a Greater Racine

Visioning a Greater Racine By 2030, working together, we have created a flourishing community we are all proud to call home.

Visioning a Greater Racine By 2030, working together, we have created a flourishing community we are all proud to call home.

Case for Change

The greater Racine community struggles with self-image and an undefined community-wide vision which adversely impacts our ability to create a better future and stifles our capacity to innovate and grow.

The greater Racine community struggles with self-image and an undefined community-wide vision which adversely impacts our ability to create a better future and stifles our capacity to innovate and grow.

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A Great Start

All sectors of the community, including business, government, education, non-profits, faith-based groups, and individuals
Various ethnic groups at many socio-economic levels,

Residents living in the city of Racine and the villages of Sturtevant,Caledonia, and Mt. Pleasant (East of the Interstate)

Visioning a Greater Racine Coordination and Mobilization 2016

INPUT
• All sectors of the community, including business, government, education, non-profits, faith-based groups, and individuals • Various ethnic groups at many socio-economic levels • Residents living in the city of Racine and the villages of Sturtevant,Caledonia, and Mt. Pleasant (East of the Interstate)
OUTCOMES
The outcomes of the Vision will cover a wide range of initiatives that inspire a truly great place to live, work and play. Some of these initiatives are already underway but need broader support and some will be newly inspired; some are small and immediate, and others are long-term and comprehensive. Ultimately we will develop a community in which we and future generations thrive.
BACKGROUND
Many studies have featured Chattanooga, Tennessee, as one of the “best turn-around” stories in the nation. In the spring of 2015, a delegation from Racine visited Chattanooga to learn how its revitalization process got started. A visioning process in 1984 resulted in 34 goals that were fully or partially accomplished in 8 years. An initial investment of $793 million to accomplish those goals has resulted in over $5 billion of economic investments in recent years, including VW’s North American plant locating there in 2008.