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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    Building a Resilient Food System in Boston

    ICIC’s latest report finds that food access and availability in Boston could be significantly compromised in the event of a serious storm.

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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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    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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    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

Technology Helps to Level the Capital Playing Field for Inner City Small Businesses

Private sector players both large and small are starting to take advantage of their unique position to catalyze inroads for entrepreneurs seeking capital, using technology as a disruptor...

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Events

CEO Series Webinar: Using Data to Increase Your Business Growth

JC Medici from Rocket Fuel will highlight the best practices of how to best utilize and leverage your data to inform your decisions and create more strategic relationships with your customers or clients.

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