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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

    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....
    Initiative for a Competitive Inner City Elects New Board Chair and Officers Image

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    06-30-21

    Initiative for a Competitive Inner City Elects New Board Chair and Officers

    The Initiative for a Competitive Inner City (ICIC) announced the election of Ronald A. Homer, current vice chair and treasurer, to the role of chairman at a special meeting of its board of directors held earlier today.
    New Research Highlights Promising New Interventions to Scale Minority-Owned Businesses  Image

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    12-07-18

    New Research Highlights Promising New Interventions to Scale Minority-Owned Businesses

    Today, the Initiative for a Competitive Inner City (ICIC), and the University of Washington Foster School of Business’ Consulting and Business Development Center, with support from JPMorgan Chase, released a new report that affirms the approach of Ascend 2020
    Initiative for a Competitive Inner City (ICIC) and SCORE Announce Pioneering Partnership to Provide Critical Mentoring Services to Inner-City Businesses Image

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    11-17-17

    Initiative for a Competitive Inner City (ICIC) and SCORE Announce Pioneering Partnership to Provide Critical Mentoring Services to Inner-City Businesses

    Initiative for a Competitive Inner City (ICIC), a national nonprofit research and advisory organization, and SCORE, the nation’s largest network of volunteer, expert business mentors, announced today a unique partnership that will provide critical mentoring services to inner-city businesses througho...
    New Research Highlights Strategies to Drive Industry Cluster Growth Image

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    06-29-17

    New Research Highlights Strategies to Drive Industry Cluster Growth

    JPMorgan Chase & Co. and the Initiative for a Competitive Inner City (ICIC) released a new report providing actionable insights for city leaders looking to leverage their area’s competitive industries to build stronger urban economies. 
    New Research Highlights Potential Vulnerabilities of Urban Food Systems to Natural Disasters Image

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    01-24-17

    New Research Highlights Potential Vulnerabilities of Urban Food Systems to Natural Disasters

    The Initiative for a Competitive Inner City (ICIC) today released new research in a report titled, The Resilience of America’s Food Systems: Evidence from Five Cities.
    Initiative for a Competitive Inner City Announces Partnership with Catholic University to Accelerate Small Business Growth in Washington, D.C. Image

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    12-13-16

    Initiative for a Competitive Inner City Announces Partnership with Catholic University to Accelerate Small Business Growth in Washington, D.C.

    Initiative for a Competitive Inner City (ICIC) and The Catholic University of America announced today a unique partnership to accelerate small business growth in the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area. As a part of this partnership, The Tim and Steph Busch School of Business and Economics will laun...
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    The Initiative for a Competitive Inner City (ICIC)

    The Initiative for a Competitive Inner City (ICIC)

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