Champaign-Urbana ACCRA Cost of Living Index Report

Champaign,IL– The American Chamber of Commerce Research Association (ACCRA) Cost of Living Index has been released for the first quarter of 2011. The following chart shows how Champaign-Urbana compares to other cities in theUnited States, with 100 being the federal average in each category. The information is gathered by Economic Development Corporation (EDC) employees in Read more »

Herff Jones Creates Jobs in Champaign County

Champaign, IL– Herff Jones has announced plans to consolidate various product lines and brand identity at their North Market Streetlocation in Champaign. This project will help to retain local jobs and potentially create additional employment in Champaign County. This announcement came last night whenDonald Agin, Vice President/General Manager, Cap & Gown Division of Herff Jones, Read more »

EpiWorks Expansion

A locally grown company that has experienced recent growth into its 5000 SF “class 1000” clean-room equipped with the latest Aixtron 2600 MOCVD growth systems, characterization and test equipment.   Further growth has been supported by IL State grants for investment in renewable energy technologies and this company’s investment into solar cell technology.  The company develops and Read more »

Creative Thermal Solutions

A locally grown business in Urbana, IL started by a University of Illinois professor that has expanded its facility to 50k square-feet from 17k in late 2010.  CTS specializes in cooling systems, particularly micro cooling systems and provides experimentation, simulation, analysis and consulting, fabrication and product improvement services.  They are a valuable resource for business Read more »

LittelFuse Opening

High Power Laboratory located in the Research Park at University of Illinois – ranked in the top five U.S. universities for electrical engineering – is available to other organizations that wish to conduct their own testing.  The lab, also called the Lightning Generator, produces up to 60kV/200kA and is used to ensure customer applications pass Read more »