"Excel"ing in the Global Marketplace

Excel Foundry and Machine continues to find new ways to innovate and compete in the global marketplace. The Pekin-based company was founded in 1929, but their modern 250,000-square foot manufacturing facility with the very latest in machine tool designs demonstrates the company's commitment to investing in new technology.


TCE Quarterly Economic Impact Highlights

For the quarter ending 3/31/2005, the Illinois Entrepreneurship Network in the North Central Region, of which the Turner Center for Entrepreneurship is a part, served 403 clients which resulted in 6 new ventures, over $30 million in new sales (domestic, foreign, and government contracts), with 29 new jobs created and 119 jobs retained. The North Central Region includes DeWitt, Fulton, Livingston, Marshall, Mason, McLean, Peoria, Stark, Tazewell, and Woodford counties.


Bradley Top 10 in Entrepreneurship

For the second consecutive year, Bradley University has been ranked among the top ten entrepreneurship programs in the nation for schools with an "entrepreneurship emphasis" by Three years ago, Bradley University was listed in the top ten among schools with a "limited curriculum" in entrepreneurship.


New TCE Website

Take a look at the new Turner Center for Entrepreneurship website at and let us know what you think! Please direct comments to the TCE Webmaster.