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American Airlines Adds Second Daily Flight to Charlotte

From the press release via Willard Airport: SAVOY, IL (March 18, 2019) – Your summer travel plans might be getting easier with the addition of a second daily flight from Willard Airport to Charlotte Douglas International Airport (CLT) beginning in May 2019. “The one daily flight to Charlotte is performing very well,” says interim executive Read more »

2019 Innovation Celebration Finalists Announced

CHAMPAIGN, IL, February 26, 2019 – The Champaign County Economic Development Corporation is pleased to announce finalists for the 14th Annual Innovation Celebration in recognition of 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 Read more »

Champaign-Urbana Ranked Top Startup City By Silicon Prairie News

For Immediate Release Contacts: Laura Bleill, Associate Director University of Illinois Research Park 217-244-7744 lwbleill@illinois.edu www.researchpark.illinois.edu www.yourewelcomecu.com Carly McCrory, Executive Director Champaign County Economic Development Corporation 217-359-6261 carly@champaigncountyedc.org www.champaigncountyedc.org www.yourewelcomecu.com CHAMPAIGN-URBANA RANKED TOP STARTUP CITY BY SILICON PRAIRIE NEWS CHAMPAIGN, IL, February 13, 2019 – In a new study measuring the startup ecosystems of an Read more »

Community Partners Celebrating February as CTE Month®

For Immediate Release Contacts: Carly McCrory, Executive Director Champaign County EDC 217-359-6261 carly@champaigncountyedc.org www.champaigncountyedc.org Stephanie Stuart, Vice President, Communications and External Affairs Parkland College 217-353-2170 sstuart@parkland.edu www.parkland.edu Community Partners Celebrating February as CTE Month® CHAMPAIGN, IL, February 1, 2019 – The Champaign County Economic Development Corporation and Parkland College will join community, regional and state Read more »

2018 Illinois Manufacturing Day / Month

Huge thanks to all of our local companies who opened up their doors for tours in celebration of Manufacturing Day and Illinois Manufacturing Month! More than 175 attendees joined us for tours at local companies, including several area high school students. Advanced Filtration Systems Inc. Champaign, IL Established in June 1986, Advanced Filtration Systems Inc. (AFSI), Read more »