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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Help us help inner city residents.  ICIC is able to continue its work because of the leadership and thoughtful support of committed corporations, foundations and individuals.

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    Network with Icons of Industry Growth

    Join the biggest names in inner city industry at the premier networking and management education event for fast-growing urban businesses.

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    Join the Momentum at ICCC's National Conference in New York City

    ICCC helps urban businesses access capital and achieve sustainable growth. Register for the National Conference to connect with peers, business experts and capital providers.

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    Register for Our Upcoming Events

    ICIC's two premier events for urban businesses are taking place this fall. Register for the ICCC and Inner City 100 annual conferences to grow your business network and access top-tier management education.

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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

Design Thinking at Apple – Why Less is More

At the 2014 Inner City 100 Symposium & Awards, leading urban businesses from across the country will descend on Boston for a day of executive education with Harvard Business School faculty and leader...

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Events

Upcoming for Urban Businesses

ICIC's two premier events for urban businesses are taking place this fall. Register for the ICCC and Inner City 100 annual conferences to grow your business network and access top-tier management education.

Learn more and register

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