Meeting Notice: Small Business Development Center Advisory Board

The Illinois Small Business Development Center Advisory Board will have their initial meeting on Friday, July 12th at 9 am at the Champaign County EDC office. SBDC Advisory Board Meeting Notice: 7-12-13

Tech Jobs Continue to Grow in Champaign County: Intel to Hire 9 Positions

CHAMPAIGN, IL, June 19, 2013 – Champaign County’s reputation as a technology hub is clearly growing, as evidenced by the increasing number of technology openings at local tech companies like Intel and Yahoo. In fact, Intel is seeking to hire nine technology positions at their local office. Intel’s open positions are in parallel systems, technical Read more »

EnterpriseWorks Named a College-Town Incubator to Watch by Inc. Magazine

Article Source: UI Research Park An article in the June 2013 issue of Inc. Magazine declares EnterpriseWorks, the technology business incubator at the University of Illinois Research Park, as one of three college-town incubators worth watching. The article highlights some of the incubator’s strengths, including entrepreneur counseling and support. It also mentions that EnterpriseWorks clients and Read more »

Illinois Added 3,400 Tech Jobs Last Year

Article Source: Crain’s Chicago Business Illinois outpaced the nation in tech-job growth last year, but several of our neighboring states grew faster. Illinois added 3,400 tech jobs last year, an increase of 1.6 percent, outpacing the U.S. gain of 1.1 percent, according to the Cyberstates report from the TechAmerica Foundation, a tech trade association. But Read more »

Champaign Gets ‘Bronze’ Bike-Friendly Status

Article Source: The News-Gazette CHAMPAIGN — The city can now boast its “bicycle friendly community” status after it was one of 17 new cities listed by the League of American Bicyclists on Monday. Champaign entered the ranking as a bronze-level bicycle-friendly community. Five other Illinois cities are ranked — including Urbana, which achieved its bronze Read more »