The Bright Raccoon 21 Plan[note 1] was a development project that took place in Raccoon City in the 1990s to implement rapid modernization.
Bright Raccoon 21 was funded by a number of local enterprises along with the international corporation, Umbrella, who were a major source of business and employment for the city. They took part in the 1996 inauguration of the Special Tactics and Rescue Service. As such, the unit came equipped with an excellent information network and a wide range of facilities.[excerpt 1]