Directories & Reports

Willard Airport – Economic Impact Report

We commissioned a report with support from community sponsors to determine the local economic impact of Willard Airport. Key findings:

  • Willard Airport has a $74,325,994 annual economic impact, a $204,000 daily impact in the county
  • average of 494 passengers per day (38% of passengers are inbound to the region – live outside of central Illinois)
  • 560 full-time equivalent jobs are created as a result of the airport, with 233 of those based at Willard
  • 23,366 visitors come into the area each year because of the airport – these visitors create 112.8 local jobs
  • generates $10.2 million in annual tax receipts, $2.3 million in annual local taxes – more than a third of local taxes ($800,000) goes to schools

2016 Economic Impact Report – Willard Airport (PDF)

2016 Economic Impact Report – Executive Summary – Willard Airport (PDF)

Thank you to our report sponsors: Champaign County Association of REALTORS®, Frasca International, Flightstar Corporation, Human Kinetics, Deep Silver Volition, Litania Sports Group, Robeson’s, Inc., Farnsworth Group, City of Champaign, City of Urbana, and Village of Savoy.

Top Employers

2017 Top 25 Employers – Champaign County, Illinois

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 13,857
Carle 6,386
Champaign Unit 4 School District 1,624
Kraft Heinz 1,025
Champaign County 923
Christie Clinic 911
Urbana School District #116 830
Presence Health 803
Plastipak 780
Parkland College 707
FedEx 681
City of Champaign 535
SuperValu 515
Rantoul Foods 511
Busey 507
Vista Outdoor 440
Flex-N-Gate 426
JELD-WEN, Inc. 425
Hobbico, Inc. 415
Amdocs 412
Mahomet-Seymour School District #3 408
Champaign Park District 400
Wolfram 362
Champaign-Urbana Mass Transit District 345
Horizon Hobby 341

2017 Top 25 Employers – Champaign County (PDF)

2016 Top 25 Employers – Champaign County (PDF)

Advanced Tech Directory

Advanced Tech Directory – 2016 (PDF)