Welcome to Doing Business in the USA
The Global Business Landing Center for foreign companies at the Industrial Council of Nearwest Chicago (ICNC), a leading non-profit business association and economic development organization on Chicago’s West Side, is a unique resource designed to accelerate foreign business investor success in the US market. The Global Business Landing Center is housed at the Fulton-Carroll Center, which provides space and business assistance to over 120 small business tenants in its 416,000 square-foot facility.

Our Services

The objective of the Global Business Landing Center is to help foreign entrepreneurs successfully establish a foothold in the US market within a timeframe of 12 to 24 months. Specialized assistance may include:

  • Initial analysis of market potential in the US
  • Help understanding US import requirements and other local regulations
  • Assistance with a US marketing and business development plan including research of distribution channels, target customers and competitors
Our Expertise

International trade advising makes up a core part of ICNC’s no-cost business assistance programs. The International Trade Center at ICNC is one of the Illinois Small Business Development Center network’s 12 centers dedicated to helping small businesses export. In 2013, the center supported over 120 Chicago-area small businesses to grow internationally.

ICNC has partnered with Thorelli & Associates, a Chicago and Paris-based law firm with over thirty years of experience in advising foreign investors, to provide expert legal services to our Global Business Landing Center clients.

Chinese business investors may also take advantage of the Chinese-language legal services of our expert partner Locke Lord LLP.

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