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Inner City 100 companies create jobs in their local communities, competitive advantage for their business partners and profits for their investors.

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The ICIC online forum connects the people and ideas that matter in the world of inner city economic development.  

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  • Read ICIC's blog and join the discussion: Do you need advice about the issues impacting your businesses? Are you interested in discussing the latest federal polices impacting urban economic development? ICIC has a developed discussion board to foster ongoing coversations about the most pressing issues affecting inner city businesses and economies.
  • Nominate a company: Do you know a fast-growing company? With nearly half a million companies in U.S. inner cities, ICIC relies on a network of nominating partners to identify firms for our Inner City 100 and Inner City Capital Connections programs. You may nominate your own company or another business that meets the required qualifications.
  • Attend the CEO Series: Are you looking for expertise from business leaders about your small business? ICIC's monthly CEO Series is a free, interactive webinar with senior executives who share their unique expertise.
  • Participate in the Inner City Economic Forum: Are you looking to learn the best practices in economic development out there? The Inner City Economic Forum is the country’s most influential network focused on inner city economic development. Through a series of roundtables, webinars and discussions, participants share best practices for creating jobs and increasing investment in inner cities.


CEO Insights

Intelect Corporation

Baltimore, MD

  • We live in a world of cities. They are the future even more than they are the present. We have to get this right.

Professor Michael E. Porter,

Founder and Chairman


  • Year after year, ICIC serves as a beacon, encouraging each of us to help create an environment of opportunity and creativity in our inner cities.

Robert E. Gallery,

Massachsetts President

Bank of America

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