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12-19-16

The Big Impact of Small Business Forward Grantees

ICIC

In 2016, 12 of the nation’s most innovative incubators and accelerators were awarded funding from JPMorgan Chase’s Small Business Forward initiative to support their growth and the growth of the small businesses they support. In sectors ranging from food to clean energy to water technology, the grant recipients are moving the needle in terms of job and wealth creation in over 10 cities in 8 states. Read More



11-23-16

Northeastern’s “Impact Lending” program shows how universities can support inner city businesses and bolster local economy

ICIC

Last month Northeastern University announced it was committing $2.5 million in seed funding for a newly created “Impact Lending” program, offered in conjunction with LISC Boston. The seed money will capitalize a $6.5 million revolving loan fund (RLF), and the RLF will enable LISC to provide $1,000 to $1 million loans to women- and minority-owned small businesses located in or around Northeastern University. Read More



10-21-16

Pray, Plan and Proceed: How a Mother’s Advice has Guided the Perryman Family Business

ICIC

Last month, Perryman Construction was named to the 2016 Inner City 100 as one of the nation’s 100 fastest-growing inner city businesses. Angelo Perryman observes how sixty years ago, the family construction company was a dream of his father’s. Today, as a leading Mid-Atlantic construction company working on some of the largest projects in the region, Perryman Building & Construction Services, Inc. is an example of the American Dream come true. Read More


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