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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    Inner City 100: Full agenda released!

    Join the biggest names in inner city industry at the premier networking and management education event for fast-growing urban businesses. Secure your spot before August 31st.

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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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    Affordable Care Act Opens Hospital Doors to Greater Community Investment

    National discourse surrounding the Affordable Care Act (ACA) tends to focus on benefits to individuals. But new legislation introduced with the ACA also has the potential to improve the overall health of communities.

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    ICCC: Investing in America's Future

    Over $1 billion in capital has been raised by participants of ICCC. Learn more about the program's impact and the entrepreneurs' success.

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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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    Industrial Jobs Offer Living Wages, Not Just Minimum Wages

    Industrial jobs on average pay 200% over U.S. minimum wage.

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    Inner City in Focus [INFOGRAPHIC]

    In America’s War on Poverty, inner cities remain the front line. Three out of ten people living in inner cities live in poverty.

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Inner City Exchange

The Real Reason Small Business Blogs Die (And A Simple Way To Keep Yours Alive)

I don't have time to blog. It's the first thought that jumps to mind of the small business owner every time they hear the words "content marketing." Yes, blogging takes time. According to the 2014...

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Events

Building a Remarkable Brand

This CEO Series Webinar will help business owners build a strong and sustainable brand in order to win in today's New Marketplace. The webinar will feature insights from Sherman Wright, co-founder and managing partner of award-winning marketing agency, Commonground.

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