Champaign County First (CC1) is a united countywide effort to identify projects and/or initiatives that, when successfully completed, will greatly benefit the citizens of Champaign County; spur economic development; and improve the quality of life in Champaign County. Champaign County First partners are committed to advocating on behalf of the identified projects at the local, state and/or federal level with one voice in order to transform Champaign County.
Every year, the Chamber organizes CC1’s Annual D.C. Fly-In. Participants travel to Washington D.C. and meet with administration officials, elected officials and agencies to advocate for projects that have been identified as beneficial to the economic development and the quality of life in Champaign County.
Champaign County First is a partnership between the Chamber and the Champaign County Economic Development Corporation.