NCSA’S Blue Waters Project Provides $1.08 Billion Direct Return to Illinois’ Economy

From the press release:  Champaign, IL – May 10, 2017 – The National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign released a study Wednesday detailing the current and projected economic impact of its Blue Waters project on Illinois’ economy. The project manages the nation’s most powerful sustained-performance supercomputer for open-science and Read more »

Busey Presents 65th Champaign County Economic Seminar

From the press release: CHAMPAIGN, IL – May 4, 2017 – From agricultural output and payrolls of major employers to new home construction and retail sales, Ed Scharlau, Vice Chairman of Busey Bank, outlined the local economy during the 65th Champaign County Economic Seminar at the I Hotel & Conference Center in Champaign. Robert Jones, Read more »

2017 Summer Intern Opportunities

The Champaign County Economic Development Corporation (CCEDC) is a public-private partnership dedicated to fostering a cooperative, county-wide approach to economic development. The EDC brings together community leaders to support Champaign County economic development by aligning interests through productive relationships, open dialogue, and advocacy that supports primary employer job growth and retention, including managing programs and Read more »

Decatur, Champaign EDCs Announce Partnership

From the press release: DECATUR, IL, April 19, 2017 – Businesses in the Decatur area now have local access to the most comprehensive small business assistance network in the United States. Officials from the Economic Development Corporation (EDC) of Decatur – Macon County and Champaign County EDC announced the expansion of the Illinois Small Business Read more »

New Videos: Why Champaign-Urbana

Residents of Champaign-Urbana (& the surrounding area) share what it is they love about living, working, and running a business/organization in C-U. Part 1 Testimonials: – Al Fleener – President & Creative Director, Surface 51 – Laura Bleill – Mom-in-Chief, + Associate Director, UI Research Park – Bill Giannetti – President, Flightstar Corporation – Read more »