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2017 Innovation Celebration Winners Announced

CHAMPAIGN, IL, March 6, 2017 – Over 350 people gathered at Parkland College for the 12th Annual Innovation Celebration on the evening of Friday, March 3rd to recognize 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 Read more »

United Airlines To Begin Service At Willard Airport

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 2/27/17 CONTACT: Gene Cossey, Executive Director University of Illinois-Willard Airport 217-244-8640 gcossey@illinois.edu United Airlines to Begin Service at Willard Airport CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — United Airlines announced today that it plans to begin service between Champaign-Urbana (CMI) and Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD) starting June 8, 2017. The new service offers convenient flight Read more »

New Processing Facility Coming to Central Illinois for Organic and Non-GMO Sunflower and Soy Products

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact: Curtis Bennett Vice President, Sales & Operations Clarkson Soy Products, LLC 217-763-9511 – Ext. 124 Curtis.Bennett@clarksonsoy.com www.clarksonsoy.com CHAMPAIGN, IL, February 21, 2017 – A new state-of-the-art 30,000 sq ft processing facility for organic and non-GMO sunflower and soy lecithin is slated to open in August 2017 at Titan Warehouse in northeast Read more »

New Videos Highlight ECCA Program at Parkland College

CHAMPAIGN, IL, February 13, 2017 – Together with the Champaign County Chamber of Commerce, we are pleased to release three new videos highlighting the Early College and Career Academy (ECCA) at Parkland College. ECCA is a joint effort of Education for Employment System #330 (a K-12 Career and Technical Education cooperative) and Parkland College. Through Read more »

EDC Featured on Champaign Connection

Thanks to the City of Champaign for inviting Craig Rost on the Champaign Connection show! We were happy to talk about what we do, how we work with the City of Champaign, the You’re Welcome CU campaign, our Made in Champaign County program (#MadeInCC), and more. You can catch Craig’s interview at the 8:03 mark.