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Economic Development

In addition to a high quality of life and exceptional cultural opportunities, Champaign provides a positive environment for all types of businesses including technology, agricultural and medical research, light industry, distribution facilities, and retail developments.

The City of Champaign promotes economic stability and growth through sound planning and development programs including Enterprise Zone incentives, Tax Increment Finance Districts, development programs in Downtown and Campustown, and capital improvements planning and construction.

Economic Development Strategic Plan

The City enjoys strong partnership with allied organizations that help us to extend and enhance our services, as well as to strengthen our entire region.  Those agencies include:

If you are interested in starting a business, growing your business or exploring incentive programs, visit the City’s Business Portal.

Use the navigation to the left to explore various programs and resources the City has to offer.