The Champaign County Economic Development Corporation (CCEDC) is a public-private partnership dedicated to fostering a cooperative, county-wide approach to economic development. We coordinate with a number of other key organizations in the area to promote an environment in which business thrives.
Mission & Composition
Founded in 2001, the EDC established the following mission:
The Champaign County Economic Development Corporation through public-private partnerships continually improves the local economy by successfully driving business attraction, retention and expansion.
Supported by a streamlined staff, the EDC includes members from area businesses, developers, utilities, educational institutions and local municipalities.
Business and Education Liaison – We’re your link to the community, the University of Illinois, Parkland College and other entities.
Site Location/Expansion Assistance – Look to us for help in finding just the right spot to locate your new facility and/or for assistance in expanding your presence in Champaign County.
Information Clearinghouse – Turn to us for one-stop shopping for information on business issues, incentives, education, available sites & buildings, and key statistics.
Business Visitation Program – Locate and grow here, and we will engage with you to help strengthen the county’s cooperative business environment; and to identify, report and address issues that may prohibit economic growth.
Key Issue Exploration – We look forward to providing you with a forum for the public or private discussion of key development issues.
Nurture Technology – If you’re a technology company, you will be interested in the programs administered by the EDC, including: techMix, techCocktail, and Innovation Celebration.