Joint Statement – Champaign County

In response to Governor Rauner’s comments on the radio yesterday, we have the following statement: Champaign County has been a shining star of economic growth in the State of Illinois for a number of years. Home to the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, one of the top research institutions in the world, and also employers Read more »

Champaign County EDC Announces McCrory as Next Executive Director

  CHAMPAIGN, IL, June 22, 2018 – The Champaign County Economic Development Corporation is pleased to announce Carly McCrory as its new Executive Director. McCrory was chosen as the top candidate after a state-wide search, interview and evaluation process that included EDC Board members and community leaders. McCrory will officially start the position on July Read more »

International Trade Center Awarded Governor’s Export Award

CHAMPAIGN, IL, May 30, 2018 – The International Trade Center of the Illinois Small Business Development Center at Champaign County EDC proudly accepted the Export Awareness and Development Award at the 2018 Governor’s Export Awards, held at the Union League Club of Chicago on May 24th. The Governor’s Export Awards are Illinois’ highest recognition of Read more »

II-VI Incorporated Opens New Facility for Epitaxial Wafer Manufacturing

As part of the II-VI Epiworks event, a Proclamation was read by Council Member Angie Brix (on behalf of Mayor Deborah Frank Feinen) declaring May 15, 2018 as II-VI EpiWorks Day in the City of Champaign. From the press release: PITTSBURGH, May 15, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – II‐VI Incorporated (NASDAQ:IIVI), a leading provider of compound Read more »

Champaign County Freight Study: Stakeholder Survey

We invite you to participate in a short survey to help the Champaign County Regional Planning Commission develop a freight plan for Champaign County. The freight plan aims to identify and address the challenges of freight movement on the transportation network in Champaign County. To help ensure the needs and priorities of the business community Read more »