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July 22nd, 2014

New research shows high-performing small business “clusters” grew faster and added more jobs than other businesses

 

A new ICIC study " The Missing Link: Clusters, Small Business Growth and Vibrant Urban Economies" shows that nearly half of the high performing clusters in the nation’s 10 largest metros grew roughly three times faster than other local businesses between 2003 and 2011.  The study is helping to inform JPMorgan Chase & Co.'s new  Small Business Forward initiative, a five-year, $30 million grant program to boost small business support networks that help growing enterprises in specific industries. Small Business Forward connects entrepreneurs with critical resources to help their businesses grow, create jobs and strengthen communities. Learn more about JP Morgan Chase & Co.'s Small Business Forward initiative.  
 

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July 1st, 2014

Report: EB-5 Program Has Untapped Potential to Drive Foreign Capital into Distressed U.S. Inner Cities

 

The EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program has significant potential to drive more resources into America’s distressed urban cores, according to a report released today by ICIC, a national nonprofit research and strategy organization and the leading authority on U.S. inner city economies.  The report, “Increasing Economic Opportunity in Distressed Urban Communities with EB-5,” was authored by ICIC with support from the Surdna Foundation, Garfield Foundation and Boston Foundation.  Read more. 

 

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Events

Impact Investing In Inner Cities: Putting Foreign Capital to Work Through EB-5
In-person convening

July 1, 2014
Harvard Kennedy School, Cambridge, MA

9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

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ICCC Philadelphia

Seminar Date: July 31, 2014
Partners: Wharton, University of Pennsylvania, Minority Business Development Agency, Small Business Administration,  Office of Senator Hughes

Application Due Date: June 20, 2014

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