ICIC

Founded in 1994 by Harvard Business School Professor Michael Porter, the Initiative for a Competitive Inner City is a nonprofit research and strategy organization and the leading authority on U.S. inner city economies and the businesses that thrive there.

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    2015 Inner City Economic Summit

    "Revisiting the Promise and Problems of Inner City Economic Development" will take place September 15-16 in Detroit.

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    Join UBS & ICIC in Miami to Talk Talent

    Dr. Seema Pissaris will provide a roadmap for finding and retaining talent that meets the needs of your firm, in this UBS Elevating Entrepreneurs small business workshop.

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    10th Anniversary: Helping Businesses Achieve Sustainable Growth

    ICIC is now accepting nominations and applications for the 2015 Inner City Capital Connections program.

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    A Grocery Store in Every Neighborhood: Boston's Quest to Eliminate Food Deserts

    The newest infographic in our Inner City in Focus series shows food availability and affordability disparities in Boston neighborhoods.

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    Introducing the 2015 Inner City 100

    ICIC is now accepting nominations and applications for the 2015 Inner City 100.

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    Newark's Data-Driven Approach to Leveraging its Anchor Assets

    This new report offers recommendations for implementing a comprehensive local procurement strategy in Newark.

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Inner City Exchange

A Compass for Navigating the Ever-Changing Capital Landscape

In partnership with JPMorgan Chase & Co. and their Small Business Forward initiative, ICIC created a practical and concise guide for small businesses exploring outside capital...

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Events

CEO Series Webinar: How Does Social Media Affect Search Engine Rankings?

Andy Crestodina, Strategic Director of Orbit Media, will unveil why sites rank in search engines, ways to use social media as a networking tool and how to combine social media and search engine marketing.

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