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 + Advanced Tech Directory

Published annually, these directories provide a sample of the business concentration in Champaign County. To request a paper copy, contact the EDC.

Top Employers – 2016 (PDF)

Advanced Tech Directory – 2016 (PDF)