Champaign County First Trip


Craig Rost, our Executive Director, joined the Champaign County Chamber of Commerce and other community stakeholders for the annual Champaign County First trip to Washington D.C., June 6-8. Champaign County First is a united countywide effort to identify projects and/or initiatives that, when successfully completed, will greatly benefit the citizens of Champaign County; spur economic Read more »

Champaign-Urbana Named One of Top Cities for Job-Seeking College Grads

Champaign-Urbana earned the #4 spot in the smallest metros (population below 250,000) on American Institute for Economic Research’s (AIER) ranking of the top cities in America for young college graduates. The nine-factor formula centered on demographics, economics and quality of life. Additional factors in the Employment Destinations Index included bars and restaurants, entertainment and arts venues, Read more »

You’re Welcome CU Reaches New Heights


The top of Illinois American Water‘s new tower was raised this morning – and it features a familiar look, the logo of You’re Welcome CU. The structure, located near the intersection of I-72 and I-57 in Champaign, is set to be completed this August. The 1 million gallon storage tank will be providing water storage Read more »

JELD-WEN Launches Training Initiative, Opens JELD-WEN University in Rantoul


Today we attended the grand opening & ribbon cutting celebration of JELD-WEN University – Midwest Learning Center in Rantoul. This is the first regional learning center for the company. In total, the company will create four learning centers with several more coming soon to service regional demand. The learning centers will provide deep-dive training into Read more »

Willard Airport TSA Pre✓® Local Enrollment Event


Frequent traveler? Consider enrolling in TSA Pre✓® , an expedited screening program available at 167 U.S. airports. Fly Champaign-Urbana is hosting a local enrollment event from April 25th to May 6th. Learn more/schedule your appointment: From the press release: CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Air travelers who would like to enroll in TSA’s popular expedited-screening program Read more »