“The economic distress of America’s inner cities may be the most pressing issue facing the nation. The lack of businesses and jobs in disadvantaged urban areas fuels not only a crushing cycle of poverty but also crippling social problems…The establishment of a sustainable economic base — and with it employment opportunities, wealth creation, role models, and improved local infrastructure — still eludes us despite the investment of substantial resources.”
-Michael Porter, Harvard Business Review
Founded in the aftermath of the 1992 Los Angeles Uprising, ICIC is a leader in urban economic development thought and practice. We aim to drive inclusive economic prosperity through our innovative research and programs.
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Join our effort today and you can help create jobs, income, and wealth in historically underserved and economically disadvantaged communities across the nation.