Kotewa Honored by Central Illinois Business Magazine as ‘Forty Under 40’ Award Recipient

The Champaign County Economic Development Corporation is pleased to announce that Erik Kotewa, our Deputy Director, has been selected as a ‘Forty Under 40’ award recipient by Central Illinois Business Magazine, a publication by The News-Gazette. The awards recognize young professionals for their achievements, experience, innovation, leadership and community involvement. The magazine solicited nominations from Read more »

Montague Earns Certified Technology Consultant (CTC) Designation

The Illinois Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at Champaign County EDC is pleased to announce that Tim Montague, Technology, Innovation and Entrepreneurship Specialist, has successfully attained the Certified Technology Consultant (CTC) designation after completing a 16-week course through the Institute for Technology Commercialization. Idea to Market™: A course in Technology Commercialization is a certification course Read more »

Unit 4 and Champaign County EDC to Host Twitter Chat on High School Referendum

Champaign County EDC is partnering with Champaign Unit 4 School District to host another #AskUnit4 Twitter chat discussing the upcoming high school facilities referendum. The Champaign Board of Education voted Monday to place a question on the November 4th ballot to fund a $149 million bond issue to build a new Central High School and Read more »

IntelliWheels Receives $1.5 Million Grant to Develop Multispeed Geared Wheels for Manual Wheelchairs

Article Source: University of Illinois Research Park A $1.5-million grant will enable IntelliWheels, Inc. to advance development of ultra-lightweight, multi-geared wheels for manual wheelchairs. This new innovation will further wheelchair functionality, allowing manual wheelchair users to be more physically active and increase their independence, health and well-being. IntelliWheels received the Phase II SBIR (Small Business Read more »

University of Illinois Honored With “Innovation & Economic Prosperity University” Distinction

Article Source: University of Illinois – OVPR The Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) designated the University of Illinois an “Innovation and Economic Prosperity (IEP) University.” This designation, which is valid for five years, recognizes institutions that work to advance the economic well-being of their states, regions, and the nation through a variety of Read more »