Facts and Figures

Research park development
  • 200-acre development
  • 17 buildings
  • 125 companies
Research Park Employment
  • 2,200 employees
  • 800 interns
  • Annual payroll of $82 million
  • 3rd largest employer in Champaign County
Workshops, Training and Events at the Research Park
  • 200 events annually
  • 336 meetings with Entrepreneurs-in-Residence and Experts-in-Residence
Startup Activity
  • 56 startup tenants in the 43,000-square-foot incubator
  • 59% of companies, not including student-founded firms, report their origin as a University department or lab.
  • Over 250 startup tenants at EnterpriseWorks since opening in 2003
  • Named #2 startup community by Silicon Prairie Magazine
Composition of EnterpriseWorks incubator tenants
  • 60%  University of Illinois faculty
  • 20% University of Illinois students or recent alumni
  • 11% by others
  • 9% by University of Illinois staff
Location of Graduated Startup Companies
  • 71% of graduates remain in the State of Illinois.
  • 66% of graduates remaining in state are in Champaign County.
Funding Raised by EnterpriseWorks Companies
  • Startup companies incubated in the Research Park have raised $1.2 billion in venture capital funding.
  • Since the Research Park opened, companies here have been awarded $147.3 million in SBIR/STTR funding.

More Information

2018 Year in Review
2018 Research Park Economic Impact report
2015 IMPLAN Economic Impact Case Study