The Annual Summit of the Inner City Economic Forum

A Gathering of National Leaders in Inner City Economic and Business Development

Each year, the Forum hosts the Summit, a working meeting of a select group of 150-200 national business and civic leaders focused on advancing the economies of inner cities. The Forum's Summit is the only national convening on business-led inner city economic development in America.

The annual event provides a premier opportunity to meet a diverse leadership group and build relationships with businesses, practitioners, investors and decision-makers from across the country.

At the Summit, Forum members learn what is working and where challenges remain, through cutting edge research and discourse around new insights and ideas. It is structured as a highly participatory, agenda-setting meeting that allows corporate and government leaders to collaborate and develop implementable plans for economic and business development in the inner city.


Summits 2003-2008



Summit 2010
Oct. 25 & 26, 2010
San Francisco, CA 

Learn more and download materials from the event, including presentations, speaker bios and attendee lists


Summit 2009
Oct. 15-16, 2009
Washington DC

Selected Materials