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January 2018
What to Expect from ICNC in 2018...
Industrial Modernization Planning: The ICNC team has been and will continue their advocacy and planning for the future of the Kinzie Industrial Corridor.  

Make City : It's the incubator's new name! In addition to the new name and the branding that will accompany it, ICNC is planning unique opportunities to further develop collaborations, business expansions, and job creation within the Make City community.

Job creation : With the construction of The Hatchery Chicago food manufacturing incubator in the East Garfield Park Community, ICNC is focused on providing greater assistance to local business owners to help them fill employment positions with candidates from the East Garfield Park Community and neighboring low to moderate income communities.
Make City Movements
Recently, some of the companies in Make City, ICNC's manufacturing incubator, have been growing and expanding to start off 2018!

- Farmer's Fridge provides wholesome, fresh food that is prepared daily and sold through fridges across Chicago and Milwaukee. 

- Mojo Coffee is a New Zealand based coffee company that opened a Chicago location in 2017.

- Taylor Street Soap Co. creates a wide range of soaps, lotions, sugar scrubs, and much more. 

- TGIN creates beauty products in small batches with natural and organic ingredients.

- Unison designs modern home furnishings, soft goods, and textiles with bold color, unique patterns, and timeless quality. 
International Trade Center Resources
ICNC clients are able to utilize a wide variety of International Trade Center resources to assist in your business planning. Clients have used ITC resources to investigate opportunities in Canada, Mexico, Turkey, and various countries in Europe. We can save you time and money by searching market information, at no cost, with these databases: 
  • Euromonitor - international industries market trends 
  • Datamyne - exports and imports trade data
  • Kompass - companies worldwide directory 
Exporting clients know that being informed is essential for success. For clients who would like to learn more about international trade, visit the ICNC ITC resources page  here
Upcoming Food Workshops
Technical assistance to food entrepreneurs made possible by our sponsors Bank of America and the United States Small Business Administration.
Receive Money Back For Hiring
Receive money back for hiring full-time Chicago residents! For more information, contact Hannah Jones at
Available Make City Space
Enjoy a thriving entrepreneurial community and immediate access to ICNC's advising, export, and advocacy services.
Click here to view the available spaces.    
For more information, call 312-421-3941 or email .