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Companies, customers and opportunities in the urban marketplace

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The inner city’s fastest-growing companies

The companies listed here are all “Inner City 100” winners and among the fastest-growing American companies in any location. Although based in the inner city, these companies derive more than half their revenues from regional, national and international sales. The median firm is 11 years old with over $8 million in annual revenue, 45 full-time employees and a five-year compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 39%.  

The Inner City 100 Companies are producing jobs in their local communities, competitive advantage for their business partners and profits for their investors. Across all sectors, Inner City 100 firms are more productive than their sector peers throughout the U.S., according to U.S. Census data.

The best of the best. Inner City 100 Hall of Fame companies have been ranked among the nation’s fastest-growing urban firms for five consecutive years or more. They are the best of the best. Over the last 13 years, 43 companies have been inducted into the Hall of Fame, employing more than 4,000 workers and posting a revenue CAGR of 53%.

2015 Inner City 100 Winners (via Fortune)

2014 Inner City 100 Overall Winners

2014 Inner City 100 Winners By Industry

1999-2013 Inner City 100 Winners



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