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.
Member Spotlight: Great Central Brewing Company
When the homebrewing duo of David Avram and Conor McFerran were not able to find a reliable, contract-brewing service in Chicago, they decided to open their own. After four years of planning, the Great Central Brewing Company officially started production in 2016. A tasting room at the brewery in the Fulton Market District to sample brewery-fresh beer is set to open in 2017.
GCBC is Chicago's first craft-dedicated contract brewery, solely focused on brewing and packaging other brewer's recipes. Craft brewers whether they are new, established, or are just looking for additional capacity in busy seasons, are able to make GCBC's brewery, their brewery. The 32,000-square foot space, with German imported and assembled equipment, is one of the larger brewing facilities in the city. When the tasting room opens, up to 24 beers produced in the brewery will be available on tap. Learn more about GCBC here!