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How Fast-Growth Inner City Companies Succeed
Here’s how Rohit Patel describes inner city Baltimore: “When I moved into the city sixteen years ago it was run down, but it had a vibrancy to it. You could tell, even sixteen years ago, that there was a change coming.”
Patel is CEO of Baltimore’s Intelect Corporation. He located his small growing business in inner city Baltimore because he had a vision of the community that few others could see. Now his business is one of the fastest growing in urban America.
Each year, the Initiative for a Competitive Inner City (ICIC) compiles a list of the 100 fastest-growing inner city businesses in the U.S., recognizing the critical role they play in urban communities as both employers and community builders. The 2012 Inner City 100 is packed full of innovative businesses such as Intelect (#96) that are not only energizing their communities by generating dollars and jobs, but are growing at outstanding rates.
BY Steven Pedigo on May 31st, 2012
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