Apply & Nominate

We’re looking for the next Inner City 100 winners!

Are you a fast-growing inner city business that should be on the Inner City 100 list? Do you know one? If so, read on and apply or nominate today!

Each year ICIC quantifies and ranks the growth of inner city businesses for the Inner City 100 (IC100) list, which is published annually in Fortune Magazine. Winners represent the fastest-growing in the country and get national recognition, executive education and access to an expansive alumni network.

How it works

Fill out one of our brief (five minutes or less!) application or nomination forms for your own growing business or one you know. In March 2017, we’ll begin reaching out individually to those who qualify and request additional materials for verification. The final deadline to submit applications and nominations for the 2017 list is Friday, April 7, 2017. 

Fill out an IC100 application form

Fill out an IC100 nomination form

ICIC reviews each application and nomination to ensure companies meet the following eligibility criteria:

  • Be an independently-operated company (not a subsidiary or division of another company)
  • Privately-owned, for-profit company that is not a bank or holding company
  • Be headquartered in an economically distressed urban area* in the U.S.
  • Have ten or more full-time employees in 2016
  • Have a five-year operating sales history (2012-2016) with sales of at least $100,000 in 2012 and $1 million in 2016

*Based on ICIC’s definition of “inner city”

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