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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 »

Champaign-Urbana AgTech Week Returns with In-Person and Virtual Events

For Immediate Release March 4, 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 Champaign-Urbana AgTech Week Returns with In-Person and Virtual Events CHAMPAIGN, IL – The annual Champaign-Urbana AgTech Week, presented by Champaign County Economic Development Corporation, University of Illinois Read more »

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 »