Congratulations to EDC stakeholder, Dwight Miller, Entrepreneur of the Year!

Article Source: The News Gazette, Don Dodson, June 7, 2012 CHAMPAIGN — Local McDonald’s franchisee Dwight Miller was hailed as a high-energy, goal-oriented businessman in being named Parkland College Foundation’s Entrepreneur of the Year. About 250 people turned out Wednesday to honor Miller — whose company operates 10 area McDonald’s restaurants — at a banquet Read more »

ByteMobile Acquired by Citrix

Article Source: University of Illinois Research Park, June 7, 2012 Citrix today announced it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire privately held Bytemobile, a leading provider of data and video optimization solutions for mobile network operators. This acquisition gives Citrix a key strategic foothold in the core infrastructure of more than 130 mobile operators Read more »

Final plat approved for distribution center site

Article Source: The News-Gazette, Dave Hinton, May 31, 2012 RANTOUL — The village board will be asked to approve the final plat for a subdivision of land that could be the site of a nearly 800,000-square-foot distribution center west of the village. The name of the company and what would be distributed from the new Read more »

Champaign-Urbana, IL Ranked Among Best Places for College Grads 2012

Champaign-Urbana Metro area is ranked 4th in the nation among communities large and small as a professional destination for college graduates in 2012.  Among the variable measured are: Share of jobs in professional, technical, and creative occupations (BLS) Average salaries and wages for professional, technical, and creative occupations (BLS) Money left over after paying for Read more »

Champaign County High Schools Win Exceptional Honor – U.S. News Rankings

Two Champaign County high schools have earned the bronze ranking from U.S. News and World Report among the nation’s best high schools for student performance.  Urbana High School (UHS) and Heritage High School in Broadlands.  This is UHS’s second bronze award since 2010.   UHS has also earned a place two years in a row on Read more »