Northern Indiana Coalition of Chambers (NICC)
The Mission of the NICC
The Northern Indiana Coalition of Chambers is the regional business advocacy group for Northern Indiana. The Coalition works across the region on business climate related issues that surpass the traditional geographical boundaries of the local Chambers.
The Coalition is a collaboration of Chambers of Commerce from six counties, including Elkhart, Kosciusko, La Porte, Marshall, Starke, and St. Joseph counties in Indiana. Collectively, the group represents some 4,200 businesses and more than 200,000 employees in the region.
The Coalition, founded in 2000, works with business, government, and community leaders to influence key public policy issues necessary to help grow the region. Coalition members recognize that together they can offer a broader range of services, benefits, and competitive advantages to businesses in the region, and that together they represent a stronger, more influential voice on behalf of the business community.
The Coalition has equal representation from each of the communities in the geographic area, and works collectively to develop a regional agenda and strategic vision, utilizing the existing staff and expertise of each of the represented organizations. Coalition members gather at least monthly, or additionally as needed, to align strategic vision and coordinate regional initiatives.