Willard Airport Sees 12% Passenger Growth in 2017

From the press release: For the first time in ten years, the University of Illinois hosted over 100,000 departing passengers through Willard Airport leading to more than 200,000 total passengers traveling to and from the Champaign-Urbana region through the airport. The increase in passenger traffic is accredited to American Airlines increasing the number of flights Read more »

Employer Training Investment Program (ETIP)

The Illinois Manufacturers’ Association (IMA) recently announced receipt of an Employer Training Investment Program grant (ETIP) for fiscal year 2018 through the Illinois Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity (DCEO). The grant term will be July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2018. All training that occurs during this time period may qualify for reimbursement based Read more »

Monsanto Opens Innovation Center at University of Illinois Research Park

From the press release: Champaign, Illinois (February 1, 2018) – The University of Illinois today announced that Monsanto (NYSE: MON), a global agriculture company headquartered in St. Louis, and The Climate Corporation, a subsidiary of Monsanto, have opened the Monsanto Innovation Center at the University of Illinois Research Park. When fully staffed, the Monsanto Innovation Read more »

13th Annual Innovation Celebration: Save the Date + Nominations Open

We are pleased to announce the 13th Annual Innovation Celebration in recognition of those individuals and organizations that have made significant contributions, taken risks, and provided leadership to ensure the continuing economic success of Champaign County, the ongoing success of the University’s economic development mission, and the growth of entrepreneurial talent and energy in our community. Thursday, Read more »

Grand Opening: Huawei R&D Champaign

Congrats to Huawei on the opening of their Champaign R&D office! Located in University of Illinois Research Park, the site is the company’s first lab attached to a University in the United States. In order to create a strategic partnership in higher education, this Huawei site will be used as a nationwide model for the Read more »