Inner City 100

Celebrating and enabling success in our inner cities

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For more than 20 years, ICIC has been recognizing and celebrating the fastest-growing businesses located in America’s inner cities. The Inner City 100 list is published annually in FORTUNE and the winners benefit from award press and access to ICIC’s national conference, where they gain management education from leading business school faculty and CEOs and a chance to network with fast-growing urban business leaders from across the country. Winners have reported meeting major investors and partners and winning multi-million dollar contracts as a direct result of appearing on the list. The award winners are chosen based on their growth in revenue over a 5-year period. The average growth rate of the 2017 Inner City 100 companies during the previous five years was 320%.

Read the 2018 Report: Small Business Insights from America’s Inner Cities

See the 2019 Inner City 100 award winners in Fortune

Opening doors with Inner City 100

Inner City 100 companies exemplify more than outstanding growth. They are forces of economic opportunity, optimism and transformation in their communities. Providing a platform for recognition, networking and learning, the Inner City 100 program continues to open doors for other budding urban entrepreneurs and stimulate inner city business development and job creation.

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Click below to learn more about the inspiring entrepreneurs, how to get your company or one you know on the list, the benefits of the program, and how to participate in the annual conference in Boston.

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