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!
ICNC's Annual Membership Event
Join us for ICNC's Annual Membership Event, with special guest Mayor Rahm Emanuel, where we'll celebrate our 50th year and the newly announced Damen Green Line station! The event is ICNC's premier issues-oriented gathering and your chance to shape the organization's advocacy priorities. We want your input and participation on matters like development, regulation, transportation, and infrastructure.
Thursday, March 2nd
Time: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location: ICNC - 320 N. Damen Ave.
Damen Green Line Station Announced for West Side!
Mayor Rahm Emanuel recently announced plans for a Damen Green Line station. About the exciting news, Alderman Burnett said, "Myself and ICNC have been working on an 'L' stop at Lake and Damen for many years. I remember over 15 years ago, we stood at that spot... Finally, it's coming to fruition." The $50 million station is planned to be completed mid-2020. Congratulations to all of the ICNC companies and community members who have persisted and made this possible! The City and CTA planners deserve credit for this significant transit investment in the West Side's economy. Read more about the news on Crain's and DNAinfo Chicago!