Neighborhood innovation center

Empower and enable the people and small businesses of Dutchtown to succeed.


What is the Neighborhood Innovation Center

About Us

From Dutchtown, in the City of St. Louis, the Neighborhood Innovation Center (NIC-STL) is a startup social impact 501c(3) non-profit for fostering innovation in place-based neighborhood businesses.

We accomplish this mission by collaborating with local, regional, and national partners in governments, non-profits, and private sector organizations. We also depend on donors, volunteers, and anyone who shares our passion for supporting America’s small businesses.


NIC-STL is our answer to the call for the need to build an inclusive economy

Take tangible action to build thriving communities by strengthening our neighborhood businesses.

We ask your help to craft this place-based approach of revitalizing and sustaining a community of real economic equality, together.

Join us as a collaborator, a partner, a donor or a volunteer..