Nominate & Apply

Impact your community

Businesses that grow sustainably strengthen their communities. By ensuring that its alumni succeed, ICCC promotes growth, job creation and capital acquisition in inner-city businesses and the neighborhoods where they operate.

Nominate

Your thoughtful and timely nominations help us reach more businesses and more communities around the country. Learn more about the nomination process in the ICCC Nominator Kit. Nominations must be submitted at least 5 weeks prior to the opening seminar in the region you are nominating for. Check the 2017 schedule of opening seminars here.

Nominate for the 2017 ICCC program

Apply

Small business is a powerful force in our economy. Our research found that the addition of just over one new job per small business could eliminate urban unemployment! Join other inner-city businesses on the path to long-term growth so that you can remain a source of job creation and strength for your community.

A business must meet all of the following criteria in order to be eligible for participation in ICCC*:

  • Be an independent for-profit or not-for-profit corporation, partnership or proprietorship
  • Meet one of the following requirements:
    • Have its headquarters or more than 51% of its physical operations located in an economically distressed area
    • Have more than 40% of employees residing in an economically distressed area – Have been in operation for two years or more. ICCC does not accept start-up companies.

For questions regarding the nomination process or eligibility, please contact us at 617-238-3019 or iccc@icic.org

*On a case-by-case basis, ICCC will consider businesses that do not meet all of the specified criteria on the recommendation of a nominator.


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