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.
Make City Made the News!
ICNC's manufacturing incubator Make City was recently in the news! Watch the ABC 7 Chicago News Chicago Proud segment here.
Watch the Univision Chicago segment here.
Annual Boat Cruise
ICNC will be hosting its Annual Boat Cruise aboard the Anita Dee II! Connect with other ICNC companies as the boat cruises around Lake Michigan for two hours and docks for an hour, while enjoying beverages and light refreshments.
Last year's event SOLD OUT! All ticket sales will go to support ICNC's no-cost business development services. *If you are an ICNC tenant or member, please contact Hannah Jones for a registration code.