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.
ICNC turned 50 in 2017. Take a look at our Annual Report!
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.
The Hatchery, a collaboration between ICNC and Accion Chicago to bring education, capital, and support to the Chicagoland food entrepreneur community, is under construction and is set to open in East Garfield Park in late 2018.