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!
Member Spotlight - Vero Design + Build
Vero Design + Build is a full-service general contracting, millwork, and design company. The two owners Jacob Shapiro and Josh Veselsky worked on projects together for a long time before deciding to make their business official in 2014.
Some of their most notable work was done on Charlatan, a cocktail bar and Italian restaurant in West Town, and Pork Shoppe, a classic American BBQ restaurant in Andersonville. They are currently working on The Publishing House, a highly anticipated bed and breakfast in West Loop. Learn more about Vero here.
ICNC's Annual Membership Event
Thank you to our guests, Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Alderman Walter Burnett Jr., sponsors, and in-kind donors who made our Annual Membership Event on March 2nd such a success! We were able to celebrate our successes from the past year and talk about the exciting things to come in our 50th year. Take a look at the photos from the event here!
Mayor Emanuel Congratulates ICNC on 50 Years!
Watch Mayor Rahm Emanuel congratulate and thank ICNC for its 50 Years of strengthening and supporting businesses in the City of Chicago here.
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!