Resources for Inner City Businesses

Recognition of Success: The Inner City 100

Participate in the Inner City 100 to provide media, marketing and business opportunies for fast-growing firms. The Inner City 100 is a ranking of the 100 fastest growing inner city businesses across the country. Companies who make the list are invited to the Inner City 100 Summit, a gathering of the CEOs of these incredible companies. And for the first time, winning companies will be profiled in BusinessWeek’s SmallBiz magazine. This exciting new partnership will provide a wide national platform to celebrate these inspiring success stories.  

Learn more about the Inner City 100.

Access to Capital: Inner City Capital Connections

Help inner city businesses access new sources of capital and build professional networks to strengthen capacity. Inner City Capital Connections (ICCC) is a national program designed to stimulate equity capital flow to underserved inner city markets, by matching inner city businesses with investors. The goal of the program is to educate inner city entrepreneurs about the equity process, and help them grow their companies to size and scale.

Learn more about ICCC.

Corporate Expertise from Professionals: CEO Series

ICIC's monthly CEO Series is a free, interactive teleconference that features experienced and influential practitioners from the private sector sharing their business expertise. Focusing on a different topic each month, from pricing to marketing to financing options, these calls are designed with one primary goal - to provide valuable business strategies to companies seeking to succeed in an inner city economy.

Learn more about the CEO Series and join in our upcoming call.

Nominate a Company for an ICIC Program

Do you know of any fast-growing companies located in an inner city neighborhood? Become a nominating partner for  and help ICIC to identify successful companies in your city. Participating in these programs will help CEOs gain access to important resources as well as bring positive attention to the host cities and local business and economic development initiatives. Nominating partners will be recognized in local press releases and will be invited to send representatives to ICIC events.

Learn more about how to Nominate a company today.