Champaign-Urbana Named A “Most Promising Tech Hub to Watch in 2014”

Category : Recognition & Awards
Posted on: January 7, 2014 has named Champaign-Urbana to list of 10 “Most Promising Tech Hubs to Watch in 2014.” The article on C-U specifically calls out the Research Park: “Research Park at the University of Illinois has some impressive tenants, including Yahoo, Dow, Anheuser-Busch, and Citrix.” It also mentions the University of Illinois as a research engine, the presence of fiber, as well as the startup culture here as factors in the recognition. 

According to the site,’s editorial staff researched some of the most exciting and innovative up-and-coming hubs for 2014. The final list includes Atlanta; Burlington, Vermont; Detroit; Ft. Collins, Colorado; Huntsville, Alabama; Kansas City; Orlando; Sioux Falls; St. Paul/Minneapolis; and Champaign-Urbana. 

Daily Illini article: CU recognized as promising region for technological innovation for 2014

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WAND TV highlights Champaign-Urbana a tech city to watch in 2014