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Willard Airport Receives Small Community Air Service Development Program (SCASDP) Grant

Today, the U.S. Department of Transportation issued the Small Community Air Service Development Program (SCASDP) grant Selection Order. DOT selected 25 applications from 20 States, totaling nearly $17 million in federal grant assistance. University of Illinois — Willard Airport was selected as a recipient of this grant program. “Expanding air service at University of Illinois — Willard Airport Read more »

Former Ambassador and UN Official Ertharin Cousin to Keynote gener8tor’s OnRamp Agriculture Conference

From gener8tor: July 7, 2022 Former Ambassador and UN Official Ertharin Cousin to Keynote gener8tor’s OnRamp Agriculture Conference Cousin will headline an agenda that will focus on sustainable agriculture and agriculture technology trends Champaign, IL – gener8tor — a venture capital fund and startup accelerator network — today announced that Ertharin Cousin, former U.S. Ambassador Read more »

Starfire Industries Announces Expansion in Champaign, New Facility to Support Deep Technology Manufacturing and Research & Development

For Immediate Release May 20, 2022 Starfire Industries Announces Expansion in Champaign, New Facility to Support Deep Technology Manufacturing and Research & Development Starfire’s new 194,000 square foot facility will create 22 full-time deep tech jobs CHAMPAIGN – May 20, 2022 – Today Starfire Industries, LLC announced an expansion to establish a new manufacturing facility Read more »

OnRamp Agriculture Conference Moves to Champaign-Urbana, Hub of AgTech Innovation

For Immediate Release April 12, 2022 Contacts: Carly McCrory-McKay, Executive Director Champaign County EDC carly@champaigncountyedc.org 217-649-2586 Laura Bleill, Director, External Engagement University of Illinois Research Park lwbleill@Illinois.edu 217-417-6671 OnRamp Agriculture Conference Moves to Champaign-Urbana, Hub of AgTech Innovation Event Facilitates Matchmaking, Learning and Networking for Startups, Investors, and Industry Partners CHAMPAIGN – April 12, 2022 Read more »

IMA’s Makers Madness – Vote for Champaign County Products

Voting is now open for this year’s Makers Madness: The Coolest Thing Made In Illinois, presented by Comcast Business. The competition by Illinois Manufacturers’ Association is designed to highlight the many different products made in Illinois, including everything from food products and military flashlights to automobiles and components for the aerospace industry. This round of Read more »