Since 1967, the Industrial Council of Nearwest Chicago has been driving business growth on Chicago’s vibrant Nearwest side. ICNC works with start-ups and established businesses in industries such as manufacturing, food processing, and technology. We provide a full range of services tailored to meet individual business needs, at no cost. In addition, ICNC is home to one of the largest business incubators in the country with over 110 tenants in its 416,000 square foot facility. Check out testimonials from some of ICNC's members.
The Hatchery, a collaboration between ICNC and Accion Chicago to bring education, capital, and support to the Chicagoland food entrepreneur community. To learn more, contact Natalie Shmulik at Natalie@thehatcherychicago.com or follow The Hatchery on Facebook.
2016 Year in Review
To see a recap of our 2016 successes, take a look at our Annual Report!
Make City Small Business Pitch Event
In collaboration with Groupon, ICNC celebrates its 50th year by promoting Chicago small businesses and hosting the Make City Small Business Pitch Event. The top 5 finalists will pitch their ideas on October 5th in front of a live audience! For more details, visit www.industrialcouncil.com/groupon.
Member Spotlight - Snap36
Snap36 is a company that provides cost effective 360 degree and 3D product imagery. The company was opened in 2008 by Jeff Hunt and his wife, with a relaunch in 2012 when Jeff took over as CEO. For the third consecutive year, Snap36 is ranked on the Inc. 500/5000 list of the fastest-growing private companies.
They work with companies in a wide variety of industries from automotive, consumer goods, fashion, home goods, industrial, and more. Learn more about Snap36 here.