‘Big Broadband’ progress reported

Article Source: The News-Gazette, Thursday, 4/12/2012, Don Dodson Mike Smeltzer of the Urbana Champaign Big Broadband project said 75 percent of the conduits for the project have been installed so far, with the first fiber installed in February. He said the first customers are expected to “go live” in June and July, with grant-funded construction Read more »

Solo Cup plant looking forward to planned merger with Dart

Article Source: The News-Gazette, Thursday, 4/12/2012, Don Dodson CHAMPAIGN — Local economic development officials say it’s “business as usual” at Urbana’s Solo Cup plant following the recent announcement that Dart Container plans to acquire Solo. Representatives of the Champaign County Economic Development Corp. met with local Solo officials on April 5, two weeks after the Read more »

IVCA Visits the Office of Technology Management and the Research Park in Urbana-Champaign for Faculty Presentations and Start-up Company Visits

Article Source: IVCA, April 11, 2012 On April 5th and 6thIVCA caught the vision for new company formation in the middle of Illinois at the “Share the Vision 2012: University of Illinois Technology Showcase”.  The event, organized by the Office of Technology Management attracted over 100 VCs, Corporate Development professionals and other interested constituents to Read more »

Orthopedic Implant Company lands in Champaign

Article Source: The News-Gazette, Sat, 04/07/2012 – 11:00am | Don Dodson CHAMPAIGN — A company that makes surgical implants has decided to base its U.S. headquarters in Champaign. CarboFix Orthopedics Ltd., which makes orthopedic trauma implants from carbon fiber, plans to base its U.S. subsidiary — CarboFix Inc. — at 3362 Big Pine Trail in the Pinehurst Commons Read more »

Data-analysis firm coming to UI

Article Source: The News-Gazette, Thu, 03/29/2012 – 8:00am, Don Dodson CHAMPAIGN — Another publicly traded company is establishing an office in the University of Illinois Research Park. This time, it’s Neustar Inc., which hopes to make strides in data analytics with the help of local employees and student interns. The company plans to hire and recruit Read more »