Water Tower Accolades – Champaign Named Top 12 in Country

What month are we most looking forward to in 2017? October! Tnemec Company holds a contest each year for the best water tower designs in the country. Our You’re Welcome design on Illinois American Water‘s new tank made the Top 12 in the country & will be featured in Tnemec’s 2017 calendar. You can request Read more »

II-VI EpiWorks Announces Major Expansion in Champaign

II-VI EpiWorks has announced a major expansion in Champaign – a new state-of-the-art production facility. The expansion is expected to be complete by mid-2017 and will enable a quadrupling of capacity in Champaign over the next three years. This project will bring 100+ new high tech jobs to our area. “EpiWorks is a true community Read more »

Innovation Celebration 2017: Save the Date + Nominations Open

We are pleased to announce the 12th 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 economic development mission, and the growth of entrepreneurial talent and energy in our Read more »

2016 Central Illinois Tour

Together with the EDC of Decatur & Macon County, Illinois Small Business Development Center at Champaign County EDC, and Midwest Inland Port, we hosted a Central Illinois Tour of the Decatur and Champaign-Urbana communities October 4-5, 2016. Purpose: an opportunity for Chicago Consuls General and Trade Commissioners to tour the Central Illinois region to experience the Read more »

Facebook Live Q&A: Unit 4 Referendum

In advance of the November 8th election, Champaign Unit 4 Schools—in partnership with us and—will host a live Facebook Q&A on the school facilities referendum next Monday, October 17th. The hour-long broadcast will take place on the Unit 4 Facebook page starting at 8:30 p.m. Community members will have the opportunity to gather information Read more »