Manufacturing & Distribution

Champaign County has a diversified manufacturing and distribution industry sector.

  • Home to the largest North American Kraft Foods plant
  • Suppliers to automotive, heavy machinery and aerospace manufacturers
  • Strong plastics industry
  • Advanced machining and metal stamping
  • Remote control hobby wholesale capital of North America

Product logistics is strong with 8 hour truck access to nearly 78 million spending consumers including Chicago, Milwaukee, Indianapolis, St. Louis, Kansas City, Louisville, Green Bay and others.

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Top 15 Employers

Kraft Foods, Inc. 1,150
Plastipak Packaging, Inc. 606
Hobbico 495
Dart Container Corporation 490
Rantoul Foods 450
Jeld-Wen (Window Division) 442
Horizon Hobby, Inc. 396
Supervalu 445
FedEx Ground 407
Guardian West 400
News-Gazette 338
Herff Jones 236
Vista Outdoor 403
Patterson Dental Supply 263
AFSI 165
Eagle Wings 128
Clifford-Jacobs Forging Company 120

Workforce

Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 7,270

Production Occupations 5,440

Wholesale Trade Industry 4,320

Installation Maintenance and Repair Occupations 3,340

Meet the Manufacturers

Industrial Properties

Available Sites & Locations

Incentives

Enterprise Zone tax abatements and credits, State and Local
Employee Training Incentive Program, State of Illinois
Economic Development for the Growing Economy (EDGE), state Tax Credit
Health Care Incentive, Local cost discount
City of Champaign Industrial Development Incentive, Local
City of Champaign High Tech Development Program, facility incentive
Infill Redevelopment, negotiated locally
Metro Zone agreement, local multi-jurisdicational cooperative
Ameren Act on Energy, regional grant within Ameren territory
Tax Increment financing, local
Smart Energy Design Assistance Center (SEDAC), State/University Funded Resource
Illinois Sustainable Technology Center (ISTC), state/University funded Resource