Each year ICIC ranks America’s 100 fastest-growing inner city businesses based on their five-year growth rates, and honors them at the annual Inner City 100 Awards and Conference. An effort to celebrate and advance urban entrepreneurship, the event provides these businesses with opportunities for education, networking and national visibility.
At the 2017 event, ICIC and FedEx presented a special award honoring one business’s outstanding achievement in global entrepreneurship. BEPC Inc. was the 2017 recipient of the FedEx Champion of Global Entrepreneurship Award, which recognizes a company for its commitment to diversity, global trade, empowering entrepreneurs, and creating employment opportunities. Based in San Angelo, TX, BEPC ranked #35 on the list and achieved a 5-year growth rate of 254.59%.
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