East Central Illinois University Center

The East Central Illinois University Center is a partnership among local educational institutions and business development resources to promote and foster entrepreneurship in the region.  The program's mission is to create a growing pipeline of long-term innovative and vibrant business activity within the region through entrepreneur education, startup assistance, incubation and growth support and investment.  In addition to these direct efforts, a regional study of the entrepreneurship ecosystem will be conducted to help identify needs and opportunities for future business development initiatives.

The East Central Illinois University Center’s offerings for entrepreneurs include

The East Central Illinois University Center partner institutions include

This program is supported by federal grant funding from the United States Economic Development Administration.