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The Initiative for a Competitive Inner City (ICIC)

The Initiative for a Competitive Inner City (ICIC) was founded by Harvard Business School Professor Michael Porter in 1994 as a research and strategy organization that today is widely recognized as the preeminent authority on urban economic growth. ICIC drives inclusive economic prosperity in under-resourced communities through innovative research and programs to create jobs, income, and wealth for local residents. To learn more about ICIC, visit icic.org

    Initiative for a Competitive Inner City Releases Third Report in Series Analyzing How the Coronavirus Recession and Recovery Have Affected Businesses and Jobs in the Nation's 100 Largest Metropolitan Areas Image

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    03-16-22

    Initiative for a Competitive Inner City Releases Third Report in Series Analyzing How the Coronavirus Recession and Recovery Have Affected Businesses and Jobs in the Nation's 100 Largest Metropolitan Areas

    New ICIC report tracking COVID-19 recession recovery in top 100 U.S. metro areas finds business and job losses in the final quarter of 2021 reversed gains from earlier in the year
    ICIC Opens Nominations and Applications for 2022 Inner City 100 Image

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    03-14-22

    ICIC Opens Nominations and Applications for 2022 Inner City 100

    ICIC opens nominations and applications for 2022 Inner City 100 awards
    New ICIC Research Identifies Gaps in Regional Small Business Technical Assistance Systems Image

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    03-02-22

    New ICIC Research Identifies Gaps in Regional Small Business Technical Assistance Systems

    Initiative for a Competitive Inner City (ICIC) today published a new report that offers recommendations for policymakers to help strengthen the nation’s regional technical assistance systems
    Initiative for a Competitive Inner City Launches Tuition-Free Executive Education Program to Help Accelerate Profitable Growth for BIPOC- and Woman-Owned Construction Contractors  Image

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    02-08-22

    Initiative for a Competitive Inner City Launches Tuition-Free Executive Education Program to Help Accelerate Profitable Growth for BIPOC- and Woman-Owned Construction Contractors

    ICIC launches Building for Growth - a new tuition-free executive education program to best position minority-owned and woman-owned construction businesses for growth and to effectively compete for larger-scale contracts.
    Initiative for a Competitive Inner City Releases Second Report in Series Analyzing How the Coronavirus Recession and Recovery Have Affected Businesses and Jobs in the Nation's 100 Largest Metropolitan Areas Image

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    01-20-22

    Initiative for a Competitive Inner City Releases Second Report in Series Analyzing How the Coronavirus Recession and Recovery Have Affected Businesses and Jobs in the Nation's 100 Largest Metropolitan Areas

    ICIC publishes the second report in its series analyzing How the Coronavirus Recession and Recovery Have Affected Businesses and Jobs in the 100 Largest Metropolitan Areas. Report finds COVID’S toll continues to disproportionately impact the smallest businesses.
    Initiative for a Competitive Inner City Unveils Annual List of the Nation's 100 Fastest-Growing Companies in Under-Resourced Communities Image

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    12-09-21

    Initiative for a Competitive Inner City Unveils Annual List of the Nation's 100 Fastest-Growing Companies in Under-Resourced Communities

    Initiative for a Competitive Inner City (ICIC) unveiled its 2021 Inner City 100 (IC100) list, representing the 100 fastest-growing businesses in under-resourced communities in the U.S.
    New Initiative for a Competitive Inner City Report Analyzes How the Coronavirus Recession and Recovery Have Affected Businesses and Jobs in the Nation's 100 Largest Metropolitan Areas  Image

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    11-12-21

    New Initiative for a Competitive Inner City Report Analyzes How the Coronavirus Recession and Recovery Have Affected Businesses and Jobs in the Nation's 100 Largest Metropolitan Areas

    New research published by the Initiative for a Competitive Inner City (ICIC) analyzes How the Coronavirus Recession and Recovery Have Affected Businesses and Jobs
    New Initiative for a Competitive Inner City Report Examines How For-Profit Companies Can Act as Anchor Institutions to Advance Social Impact in Lower-Income Communities Image

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    09-20-21

    New Initiative for a Competitive Inner City Report Examines How For-Profit Companies Can Act as Anchor Institutions to Advance Social Impact in Lower-Income Communities

    A new report from Initiative for a Competitive Inner City (ICIC) explores how for-profit corporations can serve as anchor institutions by fostering strategic partnerships and social impact efforts that benefit residents of lower-income communities where their companies are rooted.
    GM, National Business League, Comerica Bank and Initiative for a Competitive Inner City Partner on Black Technical Assistance Initiative Image

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    08-26-21

    GM, National Business League, Comerica Bank and Initiative for a Competitive Inner City Partner on Black Technical Assistance Initiative

    General Motors, the National Business League, and Comerica Bank have partnered with Initiative for a Competitive Inner City (ICIC) on a program designed to address the systemic impact of COVID-19 on Black-owned small businesses in Detroit.
    Pizza Hut Canada Sponsors Equal Slice Program to Provide Free Training, Education, and Mentorship to Underrepresented Canadian Small Business Owners Image

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    08-03-21

    Pizza Hut Canada Sponsors Equal Slice Program to Provide Free Training, Education, and Mentorship to Underrepresented Canadian Small Business Owners

    Pizza Hut Canada has partnered with Initiative for a Competitive Inner City (ICIC) on the Equal Slice Program that will offer a free executive education and virtual trainings designed to help strengthen and grow minority, immigrant, indigenous, and disabled-owned small businesses throughout Canada....
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    The Initiative for a Competitive Inner City (ICIC)

    The Initiative for a Competitive Inner City (ICIC)

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