Make City

Make City provides growing companies in a wide variety of industries affordable space, business assistance, and an entrepreneurial community that they can both benefit from and contribute to.

About

The Industrial Council of Nearwest Chicago’s Make City incubator is one of the largest and oldest incubators in the country. Built in the 1890s, at 416,000 square feet, the incubator is unique in its manufacturing focus. ICNC provides growing companies in a wide variety of industries affordable space, business assistance, and an entrepreneurial community that they can both benefit from and contribute to.
 
 

Services Provided

Capture wealth

  • Meet investors
  • Sell your business
  • Plan for succession
  • Seek legal counsel
  • Update pitch deck

Develop ideas

  • Define products
  • Create business plan
  • Create forecast
  • Establish goals
  • Price products

Formalize structures

  • Register legally
  • Buy insurance
  • Buy or rent space
  • Certify as MBE/WBE
  • Secure licenses

Hire / retain staff

  • Implement payroll
  • Write job specs
  • Draft staff manual

Increase sales

  • Update business plan
  • Develop partners
  • Establish online
  • Improve marketing
  • Update forecast
  • Join accelerator

Optimize operations

  • Prep for wholesale
  • Write handbook
  • Measure operations
Primary Contact
Margaret Doherty
Address
320 N Damen Ave
Chicago, IL 60612