JB Pritzker and Juliana Stratton Visit Champaign-Urbana

Today we hosted JB Pritzker and Juliana Stratton in Champaign-Urbana to showcase our community & meet local employers. We heard from many about why they choose our community – low cost of living, great companies to work for, access to talent, no traffic. Cathy Singer, VP Engineering, gave us a tour of Oath, the largest Read more »

Governor Bruce Rauner Visits Champaign-Urbana

Together with the Champaign County Chamber of Commerce and community leaders, we hosted Governor Bruce Rauner in Champaign-Urbana on July 3, 2018. We toured Wolfram Research, Granular in University of Illinois Research Park, & A&R Mechanical. We also got the chance to chat with Agrible. View photos here. Thanks to Champaign-Urbana Mass Transit District for the Read more »

Joint Statement – Champaign County

In response to Governor Rauner’s comments on the radio yesterday, we have the following statement: Champaign County has been a shining star of economic growth in the State of Illinois for a number of years. Home to the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, one of the top research institutions in the world, and also employers Read more »

Champaign County EDC Announces McCrory as Next Executive Director

  CHAMPAIGN, IL, June 22, 2018 – The Champaign County Economic Development Corporation is pleased to announce Carly McCrory as its new Executive Director. McCrory was chosen as the top candidate after a state-wide search, interview and evaluation process that included EDC Board members and community leaders. McCrory will officially start the position on July Read more »

International Trade Center Awarded Governor’s Export Award

CHAMPAIGN, IL, May 30, 2018 – The International Trade Center of the Illinois Small Business Development Center at Champaign County EDC proudly accepted the Export Awareness and Development Award at the 2018 Governor’s Export Awards, held at the Union League Club of Chicago on May 24th. The Governor’s Export Awards are Illinois’ highest recognition of Read more »