2014 Innovation Celebration Winners Announced

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Over 250 people gathered at the National Center for Supercomputer Applications for the Ninth Annual Innovation Celebration on the evening of February 27th 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 the University’s economic Read more »

Montague Earns Accredited Business Planning Advisor (ABPA) Designation

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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 professional Accredited Business Planning Advisor designation (ABPA). Montague attended the Accredited – Certified Business Planning Advisor training in Orlando in late 2013, and passed the required comprehensive credential Read more »

Cravens Earns Certified Global Business Professional (CGBP) Certification


The Illinois Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at Champaign County EDC is pleased to announce that Kathie Cravens, International Trade Specialist, recently passed the NASBITE International, Certified Global Business Professional (CGBP) examination. The organization examined a record 243 candidates during the five days of testing conducted on December 10-15, 2013, with an average pass rate Read more »

Champaign County EDC Business Attraction: Choices Inc. to Open Office in Urbana, IL

The Champaign County Economic Development Corporation is pleased to announce that Choices, Inc. has chosen Champaign County as its new East Central Illinois service base. Choices signed with County Plaza in downtown Urbana after months of working with the EDC on choosing a new site to locate. The company will occupy roughly 6,500 square feet Read more »

Yahoo Breaks Ground for New Facility in Champaign

Article Source: University of Illinois Research Park Champaign, IL – Yahoo! Inc. (NASDAQ:YHOO) broke ground on a new state-of-the-art facility that will serve as an important expansion of its Champaign, IL technology hub. Leaders from Yahoo, State of Illinois, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and City of Champaign announced plans for the new building and Read more »