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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Healthy Cities, Healthy Economies
ICIC recently partnered with the U.S. Conference of Mayors to report on new opportunities for employment and entrepreneurship in the food sector. With avenues in packaging, transportation and distribution—for starters—there is a strategy to fit every city.
Inner City Exchange
Urban Heroes Reveal Their Identities
ICIC and FORTUNE are proud to announce the 2013 Inner City 100 - the 100 fastest growing inner city companies in the United States. The Inner City 100 list was published in FORTUNE today and the ranki...
CEO Series Webinar: Smart Marketing is Simple Marketing
Join this webinar to learn or re-visit tips and ideas for branding your business in simple and effective ways. Leslee Bresnahan, Learning and Development Associate at Next Street will advise entrepreneurs on how to turn a vague business concept into something tangible and memorable.
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Urban Heroes Reveal their Identities http://t.co/vGQyHq4vLF #IC100
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