Postponed: 15th Annual Innovation Celebration

March 11, 2020 For the health and safety of our community, we have decided to postpone our 15th Annual Innovation Celebration – scheduled for April 1st – until a later date still to be determined. While there are still no confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Champaign County, we are taking proactive measures to protect our 400+ attendees. Read more »

New Report Highlights Willard Airport’s $99.75M Economic Impact to Region

For Immediate Release  Contacts: Carly McCrory, Executive Director Champaign County Economic Development Corporation 217-649-2586 Tim Bannon, Executive Director University of Illinois-Willard Airport 217-244-8689  NEW REPORT HIGHLIGHTS WILLARD AIRPORT’S $99.75M ECONOMIC IMPACT TO REGION CHAMPAIGN, IL, October 24, 2019 – In a new report measuring the economic impact of the University of Read more »

U.S. Customs and Border Protection General Aviation Facility Being Constructed at Willard Airport

SAVOY, IL (AUGUST 8, 2019) – Construction is underway on a new state-of-the-art U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) General Aviation Facility (GAF) at Willard Airport. The facility, funded through Flightstar, will allow for international General Aviation to arrive directy at Willard without having to pass through customs at another airport. “This future CBP facility Read more »

2019 Innovation Celebration Winners Announced

CHAMPAIGN, IL, April 1, 2019 – Over 350 people gathered at Parkland College for the 14th Annual Innovation Celebration on the evening of Friday, March 29 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 Read more »

American Airlines Adds Second Daily Flight to Charlotte

From the press release via Willard Airport: SAVOY, IL (March 18, 2019) – Your summer travel plans might be getting easier with the addition of a second daily flight from Willard Airport to Charlotte Douglas International Airport (CLT) beginning in May 2019. “The one daily flight to Charlotte is performing very well,” says interim executive Read more »