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ICIC stands in solidarity with our AAPI communities


The bias, bigotry, and racism that continue to afflict our society, and that have surged during the pandemic, have had a devastating impact on the Asian-American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community including its small business owners. Stop AAPI Hate, a national coalition formed at the beginning of the pandemic as a ... Read More


The 2020 ICCC Holiday Gift Guide is Here


2020 was an extremely difficult year for our small business community, however, the holidays present an opportunity for us to support those entrepreneurs who displayed tremendous amounts of strength and resilience as they survived the COVID-19 pandemic. This year, 1,220 small businesses from 16 cohorts across the country participated in ... Read More


President-elect Biden’s Community Development Agenda

Howard Wial, Senior Vice President and Director of Research, ICIC

By Howard Wial, Senior Vice President and Director of Research, Initiative for a Competitive Inner City, November 2020 The development of under-resourced communities and communities of color is a moral and economic imperative.  It is a moral imperative because systemic racism and concentrated poverty impede the ability of community members to ... Read More


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