ICCC Program Sponsors

Inner City Capital Connections (ICCC) is a partnership between the Initiative for a Competitive Inner City (ICIC), U.S. Small Business Administration and Bank of America.


Banc of America Capital Access Funds is a division of Bank of America’s Global Principal Investing Group, and is a leading investor in underserved markets and with diverse emerging managers.  Bank of America is one of the world's largest financial institutions, serving individual consumers, small- and middle-market businesses and large corporations with a full range of banking, investing, asset management and other financial and risk management products and services. The company provides unmatched convenience in the United States, serving approximately 55 million consumer and small business relationships with more than 6,100 retail banking offices, more than 18,500 ATMs and award-winning online banking with nearly 30 million active users. Bank of America is among the world's leading wealth management companies and is a global leader in corporate and investment banking and trading across a broad range of asset classes serving corporations, governments, institutions and individuals around the world. Bank of America offers industry-leading support to more than 4 million small business owners through a suite of innovative, easy-to-use online products and services. The company serves clients in more than 150 countries. Bank of America Corporation stock (NYSE: BAC) is a component of the Dow Jones Industrial Average and is listed on the New York Stock Exchange.


The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) was created in 1953 as an independent agency of the federal government to aid, counsel, assist and protect the interests of small business concerns, to preserve free competitive enterprise and to maintain and strengthen the overall economy of our nation. SBA recognize that small business is critical to our economic recovery and strength, to building America’s future, and to helping the United States compete in today’s global marketplace.


Disclaimer: SBA’s participation in this cosponsored activity is not an endorsement of the views, opinions, products or services of any cosponsor or other person or entity. All SBA programs and services are extended to the public on a nondiscriminatory basis. Reasonable arrangements for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance. Contact: Ms. Hyacinth Vassell at 617.297.3120 or  






Who Should be Nominated?

* Companies headquartered in or having 51% or more of their physical operations in an economically distressed urban area of the US.

* For-profit corporations, partnerships, or proprietorships that have revenues of more than $2 million in 2008.