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With nearly half a million companies in U.S. inner cities, ICIC relies on a network of nominating partners to identify firms for our programs. You may nominate your own company or another business that meets the qualifications for the program.


Nominate a Company for the Inner City 100

If you would like to nominate more than 10 companies, please use this nominations excel list template and email to Sathya Vijayakumar.

The ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing inner city companies has been published annually for past 15 years.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Be an independent, for-profit corporation, partnership or proprietorship that is not a public company, a bank, or a holding company
  • Be headquartered in an economically distressed urban area
  • Have ten or more full-time employees in 2013
  • Have a five year operating sales history (2009-2013) that includes an increase in sales from 2012 to 2013 with sales of at least $200,000 in 2009 and $1 million in 2013

NOMINATE


Nominate a company for Inner City Capital Connections

Click here for the ICCC company application.

Inner City Capital Connections (ICCC) is a free national program designed to drive the growth of inner city companies. ICCC shows companies how to tap into sources of capital, educates them on their financial options, and provides a forum where companies can connect with investors. 

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Independent, for-profit corporation, partnership or proprietorship

  • Inner city location – headquarters or 51%+ of physical operations in economically distressed urban areas of the U.S. or have 40% or more of your employees residing in an economically distressed area. 

  • Revenues of $2 million or more in 2013

NOMINATE


Become an ICIC Nominating Partner

ICIC’s nominating partners are our eyes and ears on the ground. Nominating partners own their own business or work directly with growing small businesses across the county every day. ICIC’s programs compliment the services and expertise of our nominating partners and provides added value for participating companies. Each year, ICIC recognizes its nominating partners at the Inner City 100 Summit and Inner City Capital Connections Match-Making event. We also refer companies to our nominating partners.

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Apply for the 2014 Inner City 100 List

The ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing inner city companies will be published in FORTUNE

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Be an independent, for-profit corporation, partnership or proprietorship that is not a public company, a bank, or a holding company
  • Be headquartered in an economically distressed urban area
  • Have ten or more full-time employees in 2013
  • Have a five year operating sales history (2009-2013) that includes an increase in sales from 2012 to 2013 with sales of at least $200,000 in 2009 and $1 million in 2013

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