Local plant to expand for storage

Article Source: The News-Gazette CHAMPAIGN — A $2.4 million addition to the Silgan White Cap facility in Champaign will enable the container-lid manufacturer to store more materials in-house, the plant manager said. Sam Finch said the plant in Interstate Research Park will add 71,620 square feet to the west side of its building this year, Read more »

2013 Innovation Celebration Winners

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Over 200 people gathered at the National Center for Supercomputer Applications for the Eighth Annual Innovation Celebration on the evening of February 28th to recognize 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 Read more »

2013 Innovation Celebration Finalists

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Champaign, IL The Champaign County Economic Development Corporation, the University of Illinois’ Technology Entrepreneur Center, Research Park, Office of Corporate Relations, Office of Technology Management, and Office of the Vice President for Research, along with NCSA, Parkland College, Singleton Law Firm, Serra Ventures, Hanson Financial, Ramshaw Real Estate and Surface 51 are pleased to sponsor Read more »

Champaign County EDC Partners with Champaign Unit 4 Schools for #AskUnit4 Twitter Chat Series

Champaign County EDC is partnering with Champaign Unit 4 Schools to implement a series of Twitter chats on various topics relevant to the school district and Champaign County. The first #AskUnit4 Twitter chat will take place on Friday, February 15, 2013 from 2-4 pm on Twitter. The first hour will be dedicated to questions about Read more »

New Technology, Innovation & Entrepreneurship Specialist Announced

NEW TECHNOLOGY, INNOVATION & ENTREPRENEURSHIP SPECIALIST JOINS LOCAL SMALL BUSINES DEVELOPMENT CENTER The Illinois Small Business Development Center at Champaign County Economic Development Corporation (EDC) has selected Tim Montague, M.S., CFRE as its new Technology, Innovation and Entrepreneurship Specialist. Montague was the top candidate following a 3-month search and comprehensive evaluation and interview process that Read more »