Nominate & Apply

Impact your community

Businesses that grow sustainably strengthen their communities. By ensuring that its alumni succeed, ICCC promotes growth, job creation and capital acquisition in inner-city businesses and the neighborhoods where they operate.


Your thoughtful and timely nominations help us reach more businesses and more communities around the country. Learn more about the nomination process in the ICCC Nominator Kit. Nominations must be submitted at least 5 weeks prior to the opening seminar in the region you are nominating for.

Nominate for the 2019 ICCC program


Small business is a powerful force in our economy. Our research found that the addition of just over one new job per small business could eliminate urban unemployment! Join a growing network of over 2,200 inner-city businesses by applying today!

A business must meet all of the following criteria in order to be eligible for participation in ICCC*:

  • Be an independent for-profit or not-for-profit corporation, partnership or proprietorship
  • Meet one of the following requirements:
    • Have its headquarters or more than 51% of its physical operations located in an economically distressed area OR have more than 40% of employees residing in an economically distressed area
    • Have annual revenues of at least $500,000
    • Have been in operation for two years or more. ICCC does not accept start-up companies

*On a case-by-case basis, ICCC will consider businesses that do not meet all of the specified criteria on the recommendation of a nominator.

For questions regarding the nomination process or eligibility, please contact us at 617-238-3029 or

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