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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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    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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    Congrats 2014 Inner City 100 Winners!

    From custom glass artisans to pet relocation specialists to beverage flavor generators, the fastest-growing companies in America’s urban core are certainly an eclectic bunch. Meet the top 100, published in FORTUNE.

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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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    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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    Reporting on What Works: Anchoring Food Systems in the Inner City

    In cities across the U.S., the local food movement has evolved from marginal to mainstream. Anchors including hospitals and universities have embraced the movement.

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Inner City Exchange

Building Opportunity for Construction-Related Companies

In Boston and elsewhere, construction activity has experienced an uptick recently. It seems like everywhere you turn, cranes dot the skyline. Yet it’s not just the residential and commercial real...

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Events

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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