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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    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 Entrepreneurs Making Connections That Count

    The 2014 ICCC Impact Report highlights outstanding alumni who have channeled their program learning into exponential growth.

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    New report on Putting foreign capital to work through EB-5

    This report offers insights into the potential of the EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program as a tool for impact investing in inner cities.

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    Paving a Path to Growth in 2015

    Join two of the fastest-growing urban businesses in Chicago and the U.S. as they share the bold moves they’ve made to stand out from the competition.

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    The Missing Link: Clusters, Small Business Growth and Vibrant Urban Economies

    This new report offers an analysis of small business development strategies in the nation's ten largest cities.

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Inner City Exchange

ICIC’s Small Business Ecosystem Framework

Raleigh, NC is the best place to do business, reports Forbes. According to WalletHub, Jacksonville, FL is the best city to start a business. And Arlington, VA is best for young entrepreneurs...

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Paving a Path to Growth in 2015

Join the founders of two of the fastest-growing urban businesses in Chicago and the U.S. as they share the bold moves they’ve made to stand out from the competition.

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