Tech Industry booming in Champaign-Urbana

Categories : Features, Research Park
Posted on: August 26, 2015

The tech industry in Champaign-Urban has been growing at a rapid pace, creating new opportunities for students seeking a position in the field. 

Writes The Daily Illini: “Research Park provides students with both full-time and part-time positions in technology-based businesses, such as Abbott Laboratories, Grainger and Yahoo, etc.”

The Daily Illini spoke to Laura Bleill, associate director of Research Park, who emphasized that many rewarding tech-related job openings in Champaign can be overlooked, despite the high demand for University graduates. 

“I think the Midwest is a viable, but for many students they don’t see that … look at the entire picture, there’s a lot more to consider,” said Bleill. “It is no surprise that some of the best are coming from the University of Illinois,” said Bleill. “There’s a very high demand for tech talent these days, and we see that in the papers every single day.”