Mattoon in Motion has been selected as a winner in the Impact Challenge! Our project, The Cross County Innovation Center, has received a $75,000 grant from the Impact Challenge.

The statewide competition selected ten Illinois nonprofits with bold, new ideas to create economic opportunities in their communities.

Now the public has the chance to select the best of the ten projects to receive the People’s Choice Award and an additional $250,000 in funding. Anyone with a connection to Mattoon or the surrounding areas can show their rural pride and rally for this project by visiting and casting a vote for the Cross County Innovation Center.

Please Vote Today!!

The Cross County Innovation Center will be located in Rural King’s Cross County Mall in Mattoon and serve as a mixed-use, co-working space for small businesses, startups, and non-profit organizations in Coles County and the region. Members will receive important business support services that have left the area due to state budget cuts.  The space will also be the new home for ClassE students who are learning how to become the next generation of entrepreneurs in Coles County. For more information please visit

Thank you for your support. We are excited for the opportunity to help create more economic opportunity in our community!

Remember to Vote!!