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

Develop ideas

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

Formalize structures

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

Increase sales

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

Optimize operations

  • Measure operations
  • Write handbook
  • Prep for wholesale

Hire / retain staff

  • Draft staff manual
  • Implement payroll

Capture wealth

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

Develop ideas

  • Establish goals

Formalize structures

  • Secure licenses

Hire / retain staff

  • Write job specs
Primary Contact
Margaret Doherty
Address
320 N Damen Ave
Chicago, IL 60612