SBA Administrator Linda McMahon Visits Champaign

Through our Illinois Small Business Development Center at Champaign County EDC and in partnership with University of Illinois Research Park, we were honored to host U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Administrator Linda McMahon in Champaign today, September 24. This visit is a continuation of the Administrator’s nationwide SBA Ignite Tour dedicated to highlighting SBA programs Read more »

Advanced Forklift Training Program at Parkland College BTCE

Parkland College Business Training & Community Education (BTCE) has put together an Advanced Forklift Training Program intended to educate and produce skilled and successful operators. The program will consist of a 4-day (32-hour total) training that includes both classroom and extensive hands on driving exercises. The training will take place September 18, 20, 25, and Read more »

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 »