Back

Article Topics

Blog: All

06-22-17

Women in small business are powering the nation’s economy

ICIC

Women in small business are a force to be reckoned with: according to the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) more than 9.4 million firms are owned by women. These organizations employ nearly 7.9 million people and generated $1.5 annual trillion in revenue as of 2015. Additionally, women-owned firms represent the nation’s diversity in more than just gender: 2.9 million firms are majority-owned by women of color, and they employ 1.4 million people while generating $226 billion annually in revenues. Read More


06-15-17

Small businesses seize opportunities in renewable energy

ICIC

Small businesses have been making major moves in an industry that is anything but small: renewable energy. In the United States, nearly 800,000 jobs have been created because of renewable energy, and the industry is showing no signs of slowing down. Since 2016, solar energy has been creating jobs at 17 times the rate of the national economy, and a new wind turbine gets installed in the United States every 2.4 hours. Participation in this industry puts a company at the vanguard of the energy sector, allowing them to grow with the demand for “green” energy. Read More


06-13-17

Inclusive Prosperity Is Incredibly Rare

ICIC

America may be prosperous but it is not inclusive. On the one hand, the nation and its cities and metro areas are still recovering from the economic trauma of the Great Recession: Economic output is up and unemployment is down. But on the other hand, the gains from that economic recovery are disproportionately concentrated among a relatively small number of advantaged groups and advantaged places. Inclusive prosperity has proven distressingly elusive; wide swaths of cities and metros and large groups of people have missed out on the economic rebound. Read More



06-02-17

Surdna Foundation Latest to Redirect Assets into Impact Investments for Social Good

ICIC

A few months ago, we featured a story about how the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania has created a $100 million impact investing initiative redirecting funds into investment products that will not only provide monetary return, but support affordable housing, small businesses, infrastructure projects, and health and educational facilities. New York City, Washington, D.C. and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts all have similar initiatives, albeit at different scales. Read More


Page 1 of 4812345...102030...Last »

© 2017 ICIC. All rights reserved.