Champaign-Urbana Ranked Top Startup City By Silicon Prairie News

For Immediate Release Contacts: Laura Bleill, Associate Director University of Illinois Research Park 217-244-7744 Carly McCrory, Executive Director Champaign County Economic Development Corporation 217-359-6261 CHAMPAIGN-URBANA RANKED TOP STARTUP CITY BY SILICON PRAIRIE NEWS CHAMPAIGN, IL, February 13, 2019 – In a new study measuring the startup ecosystems of an Read more »

Community Partners Celebrating February as CTE Month®

For Immediate Release Contacts: Carly McCrory, Executive Director Champaign County EDC 217-359-6261 Stephanie Stuart, Vice President, Communications and External Affairs Parkland College 217-353-2170 Community Partners Celebrating February as CTE Month® CHAMPAIGN, IL, February 1, 2019 – The Champaign County Economic Development Corporation and Parkland College will join community, regional and state Read more »

2018 Illinois Manufacturing Day / Month

Huge thanks to all of our local companies who opened up their doors for tours in celebration of Manufacturing Day and Illinois Manufacturing Month! More than 175 attendees joined us for tours at local companies, including several area high school students. Advanced Filtration Systems Inc. Champaign, IL Established in June 1986, Advanced Filtration Systems Inc. (AFSI), Read more »

2018 Manufacturing Day & Illinois Manufacturing Month

With the State of Illinois recognizing October as Manufacturing Month and Manufacturing Day on Friday, October 5, we’re celebrating in a big way by partnering with local companies to open up their doors for presentations and tours.   What is Manufacturing Day? Manufacturing Day® is a celebration of modern manufacturing meant to inspire the next generation of manufacturers and Read more »

SBA Administrator Linda McMahon Visits Champaign

Through our Illinois Small Business Development Center at Champaign County EDC and in partnership with University of Illinois Research Park, we were honored to host U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Administrator Linda McMahon in Champaign today, September 24. This visit is a continuation of the Administrator’s nationwide SBA Ignite Tour dedicated to highlighting SBA programs Read more »