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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 carly@champaigncountyedc.org www.champaigncountyedc.org Tim Bannon, Executive Director University of Illinois-Willard Airport 217-244-8689 tbannon1@illinois.edu www.iflycu.com 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 »

2019 Innovation Celebration Finalists Announced

CHAMPAIGN, IL, February 26, 2019 – The Champaign County Economic Development Corporation is pleased to announce finalists for the 14th Annual Innovation Celebration in recognition of 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 the University’s Read more »