Benchmarking Performance of High-Tech Incubators and Accelerators

Over the past year, ICIC has partnered with JPMorgan Chase to research the opportunities and challenges associated with incubators and accelerators. The lack of data is a major barrier, making it difficult to benchmark their performance. A recent blog discussed our approach and new data that we collected from eight high-tech incubators and accelerators in the U.S. as a starting point to address this challenge. Read more.

#CityCloseUp: As Houston Faces an Uncertain Future, What Lies Ahead for its Inner City?

Houston is America’s fourth-largest city and was its fastest-growing in 2015. But as oil prices have declined and the city has experienced recent economic downturn, how has its inner city fared? An ICIC analysis finds that while some neighborhoods have seen improvement, poverty remains a stubborn problem that many community groups are fighting. Read more.

#MakeSmallBig: Education, Entrepreneurship and Access to Capital

Accounting for 99 percent of all employer firms and employing nearly half the workforce in the U.S., small business has an outsized impact on the economy. A recent report by Babson College provides new insights into the challenges and opportunities these businesses face, offering strategies to drive the growth of businesses and the economy. This report provides new evidence of the importance of education in fostering business growth. Read more.

For Baltimore’s Bithenergy, Sustainability and Culture Are Key

Last year at ICIC’s Inner City 100, Bithenergy was named the fastest-growing inner city firm in the U.S., earning it the annual Staples Business Growth Award. ICIC recently spoke with Bithenergy executives about the company’s rapid growth and its impacts in Baltimore and beyond. Read more.

Announcements & Careers

  • Join our team: ICIC is hiring at multiple levels. These Boston-based positions provide an opportunity to join a dynamic and professional team working to address important issues related to inner city business growth and economic development. View our open positions.
  • On Wednesday, August 10, join ICIC for our next CEO Series Webinar: Why Grow Your Business Like It’s for Sale? Barbara Findlay Schenck, author, marketing strategist, and small business advocate, will share her expertise on preparing to sell your small business. Learn more and register.
  • What’s next for your business? At the 2016 Inner City 100, Accelerating Success: The Road from Here, honor the fastest growing urban businesses in the U.S. and set a path forward for your company. Hear from experienced business leaders and experts and meet executives from across the U.S. on September 14 in Boston. Learn more and register.
  • For the first time, Inner City Capital Connections will begin in Worcester, Mass., on August 24! ICIC’s Inner City Capital Connections is a national program with an 11-year track record of helping companies accelerate business growth and access capital. Their alumni have created over 11,000 jobs and secured more than $1.3 billion in capital. After participating in the program, alumni grow an average of 23% and experience a 56% increase in employment. In 2016, the program will be held in cities across the U.S. Learn more and apply or nominate an urban business.


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