Advanced Forklift Training Program at Parkland College BTCE

Parkland College Business Training & Community Education (BTCE) has put together an Advanced Forklift Training Program intended to educate and produce skilled and successful operators. The program will consist of a 4-day (32-hour total) training that includes both classroom and extensive hands on driving exercises. The training will take place September 18, 20, 25, and Read more »

JB Pritzker and Juliana Stratton Visit Champaign-Urbana

Today we hosted JB Pritzker and Juliana Stratton in Champaign-Urbana to showcase our community & meet local employers. We heard from many about why they choose our community – low cost of living, great companies to work for, access to talent, no traffic. Cathy Singer, VP Engineering, gave us a tour of Oath, the largest Read more »

Governor Bruce Rauner Visits Champaign-Urbana

Together with the Champaign County Chamber of Commerce and community leaders, we hosted Governor Bruce Rauner in Champaign-Urbana on July 3, 2018. We toured Wolfram Research, Granular in University of Illinois Research Park, & A&R Mechanical. We also got the chance to chat with Agrible. View photos here. Thanks to Champaign-Urbana Mass Transit District for the Read more »

Joint Statement – Champaign County

In response to Governor Rauner’s comments on the radio yesterday, we have the following statement: Champaign County has been a shining star of economic growth in the State of Illinois for a number of years. Home to the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, one of the top research institutions in the world, and also employers Read more »

Champaign County EDC Announces McCrory as Next Executive Director

  CHAMPAIGN, IL, June 22, 2018 – The Champaign County Economic Development Corporation is pleased to announce Carly McCrory as its new Executive Director. McCrory was chosen as the top candidate after a state-wide search, interview and evaluation process that included EDC Board members and community leaders. McCrory will officially start the position on July Read more »