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The Initiative for a Competitive Inner City (ICIC)

The Initiative for a Competitive Inner City (ICIC) was founded by reknown 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.

    2023 Building for Growth Cohorts: Free BIPOC- and Woman-Owned Construction Accelerator Image

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    01-30-23

    2023 Building for Growth Cohorts: Free BIPOC- and Woman-Owned Construction Accelerator

    ICIC invites BIPOC- and woman-owned construction contractors from across the country to apply for the 2023 Building for Growth program with a West Coast-focused cohort starting April 25 and a National cohort starting July 25.
    ICIC Helps Nearly 3,000 Businesses Stay “Open for Business” Image

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    12-09-22

    ICIC Helps Nearly 3,000 Businesses Stay “Open for Business”

    The Initiative for a Competitive Inner City (ICIC) yesterday unveiled its 2022 Inner City 100 (IC100) list and Impact Report at the conclusion of its Annual Conference.
    ICIC and LISC are “Bridging the Capital Access Gap” Image

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    11-29-22

    ICIC and LISC are “Bridging the Capital Access Gap”

    United by their commitment to elevating diverse entrepreneurs as a means of attaining economic equity, the Initiative for a Competitive Inner City and Local Initiatives Support Corporation have partnered to launch Bridging the Capital Access Gap
    2022 ICCC Latinx Cohort: Free Training, Education, and Mentorship for Latinx Small Businesses Image

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    08-17-22

    2022 ICCC Latinx Cohort: Free Training, Education, and Mentorship for Latinx Small Businesses

    ICIC invites U.S. Latinx small business owners to apply for the first Latinx cohort of the ICCC program – a tuition-free, 40-hour “mini-MBA” delivered by top-ranking university professors and business experts.
    ICIC Releases Latest Report Analyzing COVID-19 Recession and Recovery  in the Nation's 100 Largest Metropolitan Areas  Image

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    06-16-22

    ICIC Releases Latest Report Analyzing COVID-19 Recession and Recovery in the Nation's 100 Largest Metropolitan Areas

    Initiative for a Competitive Inner City (ICIC) today published the fourth and final report in its series analyzing "How the Coronavirus Recession and Recovery Have Affected Businesses and Jobs in the 100 Largest Metropolitan Areas". The report highlights that the first quarter of 2022 saw the strong...
    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.
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    The Initiative for a Competitive Inner City (ICIC)

    The Initiative for a Competitive Inner City (ICIC)

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