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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    2016 Paving a Path to Growth Workshop

    How Will Your Company Stay True to Its Roots During the Next Stage of Growth?

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    2015 Inner City Capital Connections Impact Report

    ICCC has a proven track record of helping businesses build capacity and access capital.

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    Meet the 2015 Inner City 100

    Introducing our 100 fastest-growing urban businesses.

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    2015 Inner City Economic Summit

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

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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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    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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Inner City Exchange

In 2016, A Close Up Look at Our Inner Cities

Although ICIC’s offices are located in the vibrant inner city Boston neighborhood of Roxbury, we are a national organization...

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Events

CEO Series Webinar: Designing an Engaging Workspace to Increase Productivity

Sally Augustin, PhD, principal at Design With Science, will share her expertise on how office space and design can drive employee productivity.

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