Resources for Inner City CEOs
Capital, know-how and the tools to succeed
For fifteen years, ICIC has been identifying and spotlighting 100 of the fastest-growing businesses located in America's inner cities. These businesses, led by some of today’s most creative entrepreneurs, prove that not only can companies thrive in inner cities, but that inner city companies can enjoy unique competitive advantages.
Inner City 100 successes have inspired political and business leaders, academics and the media. The program has led to innovative investment programs, helped blaze a path for other inner city entrepreneurs, and provided enormous stimulus for change in local communities.
ICIC is excited to announce that in 2014, we're adding another dimension to the Inner City 100: 10 x 10. The Inner City 100 list will be comprised of the 10 fastest-growing inner city businesses in 10 distinct industry sectors. Winners will receive further recognition among their industry peers by ranking within the following 10 industry groups:
- Professional Services
- Food & Beverage
- Media & Advertising
- Software & Information Technology
- Transportation & Logistics
- Healthcare & Biotechnology
- Arts, Entertainment, Recreation & Tourism
How to apply. Companies may apply by completing a short online application. Companies that qualify based on that application then complete an extended application and provide financial documentation to verify self-reported sales figures.
How to nominate. ICIC relies on a network of nominating partners to help us identify fast-growing firms. You may nominate your own company or another business in your network by completing a short online nomination form. Qualified nominees are then asked to fill out the application.
Webinar for nominators: March 13th 2:00 p.m. ET. Learn how to become a nominating partner for the Inner City 100 and what the benefits are for your organization and small busines network.
The Inner City 100 Symposium and Awards. Companies that make the list are invited to a two-day event featuring management education seminars for Inner City 100 CEOs and an awards ceremony that historically draws more than 600 guests. The 2014 Inner City 100 Symposium and Awards will be held October 15-16. Learn about the 2013 Symposium.
For more information about the Inner City 100, contact Sathya Vijayakumar at 617-238-3013, or email@example.com.