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06-06-18

Arts and Culture Organizations—The Overlooked Anchors

ICIC

“Eds and meds” are the conventional anchors—and remain the focus of most anchor initiatives. But a few arts and culture organizations, such as the New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark and Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco, are beginning to change the narrative, claiming seats at anchor collaboration tables in their cities and begging the question—why aren’t more arts and culture organizations adopting anchor strategies? Read More


01-16-18

How ICCC helped a 100-year-old business scale their vision and growth

ICIC

There’s one thing Jim and Kathy Turner always say about their seafood, “if it were any fresher, it would still be swimming,” and as a fourth generation family business, Turner’s Seafood is now looking for ways to keep their business strategies as fresh as their fish. In October, the Turner’s traveled from Massachusetts to attend the Inner City Capital Connections (ICCC) culminating conference in New York. Read More


01-10-18

Small Business Forward Advances a Data-Driven Approach for Entrepreneurial Support

ICIC

As part of our partnership with JPMorgan Chase's Small Business Forward program, ICIC has been working closely with a group of entrepreneurial support organizations (ESOs) focused on the high-tech sector to better understand their impact on early-stage businesses. As the field of entrepreneurial support continues to mature, our evaluation provides a critical opportunity to better understand what effective support for high-tech, early-stage businesses looks like. Our findings also start to fill a critical data gap for ESOs. Read More


11-29-17

Mistakes made, lessons learned through Inner City Capital Connections

ICIC

Inner City Capital Connections (ICCC) provides a wealth of opportunities and educational resources to inner city businesses that help them expand sustainably while creating more jobs and opportunity in their neighborhoods. These companies all have something in common besides participating in this unique program: they are operated by a diverse group of dedicated entrepreneurs, who work tirelessly to see their businesses succeed. At 2017 ICCC culminating conference, hundreds of these entrepreneurs ventured to New York to share their challenges and triumphs in the interest of learning from each other. Read More



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