Industry Profiles

Champaign County has a diverse mix of industry due to strong logistics assets, interstate 57, 74 and 72, Rail access through CN and Norfolk Southern – two major north-south and east-west carriers, access to 78 million consumers within an eight hour driving radius; strong educational assets including the University of Illinois (ranked 25th among 500 major universities world-wide), Parkland College and strong K-12 educational options; a strong healthcare system with hospital service ranked among the state’s “Top 15 Hospitals – 2016” by US News and World Report; and some of the most fertile land in the nation producing over $310 million of agricultural product annually.

Key industries
Manufacturing and Distribution
Medical and Biotech
Technology – IT and Engineering
Professional Services and Back Office

Full 21 Industry Table
Industry_Table 2016

Local Fortune 500 Companies
Kraft Foods, Inc.
FedEx Ground
State Farm Insurance Company
John Deere
Abbott Laboratories
Archer Daniels Midland
Monsanto Genetics Corporation
Frito Lay, Inc. (PepsiCo)
Rockwell Automation
PNC Bank
J.P. Morgan Chase & Company
Wells Fargo Insurance Services, Inc.
United Parcel Service

Top 25 Employers

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 10,349
Carle 5,623
Champaign Unit 4 School District 1,814
Kraft Foods, Inc. 1,350
Parkland College 950
Champaign County Government 910
Urbana School District #116 832
Plastipak Packaging, Inc. 810
Presence Health 774
Christie Clinic 750
Hobbico 700
SuperValu and W. Newell 532
Busey Bank 524
City of Champaign 475
BRG Sports 418
Jeld-Wen, Inc. 414
Mahomet-Seymour Community School District #3 405
U.S. Postal Service 400
Flex-N-Gate – Guardian-West 400
Horizon Hobby, Inc. 396
Rantoul Foods 370
Wolfram Research 366
Champaign Park District 345
Amdocs 340
Champaign-Urbana Mass Transit District (MTD) 303