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13th Annual Innovation Celebration: Save the Date + Nominations Open

We are pleased to announce the 13th Annual Innovation Celebration in recognition of those individuals and organizations that have made significant contributions, taken risks, and provided leadership to ensure the continuing economic success of Champaign County, the ongoing success of the University’s economic development mission, and the growth of entrepreneurial talent and energy in our community. Thursday, Read more »

Grand Opening: Huawei R&D Champaign

Congrats to Huawei on the opening of their Champaign R&D office! Located in University of Illinois Research Park, the site is the company’s first lab attached to a University in the United States. In order to create a strategic partnership in higher education, this Huawei site will be used as a nationwide model for the Read more »

Lodgic Everyday Community: Campfire & Cocktails

We had a great time celebrating the Lodgic Everyday Community on Saturday, October 21st! Opening in summer 2018, Lodgic will be located at 1807 S. Neil Street in Champaign. A new nonprofit initiative of Moose International, Lodgic is dedicated to creating access to opportunity for working families, facilitating thriving business, and fostering shared community. Locally, Read more »

Grand Opening: Clarkson Soy Products

On Monday, October 23rd, we celebrated the grand opening of Clarkson Soy Products, located at 101 Mercury Drive in Champaign. Located at Titan Warehouse, this new 30,000 SF facility is the first of its kind in North America. The company processes, distributes, and exports high-quality Certified Organic and non-GMO lecithins for the food, personal care, Read more »

Highgate Opens Office in Downtown Champaign

Highgate, a company that exists to deliver innovative solutions to complex challenges, has leased 1,500 sf on the 3rd floor of 41 East University Avenue in Champaign. Very much interested in joining other technology companies in the downtown area such as Volition and Veriflow, Highgate will employ about eight team members in their new space. Read more »