Local resources

Check here for local organizations and resources that can help your business idea flourish and grow.

Choose a Career


Not sure what kind of business or career is right for you? Use these local resources to help you decide.

Classes & Training


Learning is an ongoing process. Find local classes and training to further develop your skills.



Use this section to find places in Champaign County where you can donate supplies or materials.

Economic Profile


Need to know more about the area? Learn about the people, organizations, and infrastructure of Champaign County here.

Editorials, Blogs, & Opinions


See what other Champaign-Urbana residents have to say about local issues.

Events & Things To Do


Check here for upcoming events in the Champaign area.



Find out more about local medical, dental, and health resources.

Illinois Facts


Need to know more about the state of Illinois? Check here.

Local Businesses


Find out more about companies and industries located in the Champaign-Urbana area here.

Local Law & Ordinance


Find out more about local laws and ordinances that relate to your business.

Local Media


Find radio, television, and newspaper outlets in the Champaign area.



Check here for facts and resources about the Champaign area that don‘t fit in the other categories.



Learn where and how to recycle in Champaign County.



Learn what city and country services can help your business.

Starting a Business


Find local resources to help get your business idea off the ground.

Champaign City Building

Need friendly advice?

Get tips from local small business pros. Experienced professionals provide free counseling through SCORE, the Service Corps of Retired Executives. The Small Business Development Center is part of U. of I. Extension. The Champaign County Chamber of Commerce provides support for local business.