EnterpriseWorks recognized by

EnterpriseWorks at the University of Illinois has been named to’s “Ten Start-up Incubators to Watch”. More than 65 companies have had their start-up in EnterpriseWorks since it opened in 2003. Being a resident of EnterpriseWorks provides office and lab space, consultations with three of the incubator’s experienced entrepreneurs-in-residence and availability of student interns from Read more »

UC2B Takes the Next Step

The Urbana-Champaign to Broadband project has taken the next step. Both the Urbana City Council and Champaign City Council have approved plans to proceed with the project. The fiberoptic infrastructure plans will provide Champaign County with extreme high-speed internet access that will launch our community into the supremacy of all tech communities.

Champaign-Urbana ACCRA Cost of Living Index Report

Champaign,IL– The American Chamber of Commerce Research Association (ACCRA) Cost of Living Index has been released for the first quarter of 2011. The following chart shows how Champaign-Urbana compares to other cities in theUnited States, with 100 being the federal average in each category. The information is gathered by Economic Development Corporation (EDC) employees in Read more »

Herff Jones Creates Jobs in Champaign County

Champaign, IL– Herff Jones has announced plans to consolidate various product lines and brand identity at their North Market Streetlocation in Champaign. This project will help to retain local jobs and potentially create additional employment in Champaign County. This announcement came last night whenDonald Agin, Vice President/General Manager, Cap & Gown Division of Herff Jones, Read more »

EpiWorks Expansion

A locally grown company that has experienced recent growth into its 5000 SF “class 1000” clean-room equipped with the latest Aixtron 2600 MOCVD growth systems, characterization and test equipment.   Further growth has been supported by IL State grants for investment in renewable energy technologies and this company’s investment into solar cell technology.  The company develops and Read more »