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Champaign County Releases Immigrant Welcoming Plan

First-ever plan in Champaign County has recommendations for better integrating immigrants into the local community, economy, and workforce Champaign County, IL, September 15, 2021 — The New American Welcome Center (NAWC) at the University YMCA announces the release of a welcoming plan for Champaign County to become a more dynamic and cohesive community. The Champaign Read more »

Champaign County EDC Participates in 2021 SelectUSA Investment Summit

From the press release: The State of Illinois today announced that a delegation from the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity, Intersect Illinois and 17 economic development partners will represent Illinois at the 2021 virtual SelectUSA Investment Summit hosted by the U.S. Department of Commerce. These “Team Illinois” representatives will meet with global companies attending Read more »

RPC Analyzes Survey Data Showing Champaign County with the Second-Largest Population Growth Among the 102 Counties in Illinois

From Champaign County RPC: Champaign County was one of only nine counties among the 102 counties in the state of Illinois to see an increase in population between 2010 and 2019, according to estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau. The population data comes from the U.S. Census Bureau’s 2015-2019 American Community Survey (ACS) five-year estimates, which Read more »

gBETA AgTech Companies Graduate at Virtual Pitch Night

CHAMPAIGN, IL– Nationally ranked startup accelerator gener8tor is nearing the end of its gBETA AgTech Spring 2021 program and preparing for its Virtual Pitch Night (“Demo Day”) at 4 p.m. CT on March 11. This event will be part of CU AgTech Week and the whole AgTech community is invited to attend the free virtual 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 »