How the Community Reinvestment Act has Influenced Investment in Inner Cities

Today, young and talented professionals are moving to urban areas to take advantage of the job opportunities that exist. They’re investing in urban real estate and neighborhood commercial corridors are coming back to life. Yet, the opportunity available in cities today looks dramatically different than it did in the 1960s and 70s, a time when the banking system was only feeding into a cycle of disinvestment in inner cities. Learn more

WATCH: Staples and ICIC honor the fastest-growing inner city business in America

At the 2017 Inner City 100 Awards and Conference ICIC and Staples presented a special award honoring one business’s outstanding achievement in revenue growth. Watch the video to learn about this business's accomplishments. Learn more.

The Final Move: Inner City Businesses Perfect Their Pitch for Capital

At the the Inner City Capital Connections (ICCC) culminating conference on November 17 in New York City, the program celebrated its twelfth year of helping inner city entrepreneurs build capacity, get coaching and access capital. The theme “Cash is King and Strategy is Queen” drove the educational sessions and seminars given by expert speakers.  Learn more.

Santander and ICIC launch pioneering food cluster initiative

ICIC launched this innovative program in October 2017, with an inaugural group of 30 entrepreneurs working in food-related businesses, which include processing, technology, and manufacturing. Learn more.


  • Nominate or Apply for the 2018 Inner City 100 list: We are excited to be celebrating the 20th Anniversary of the Inner City 100 awards, our ranking of the country’s 100 fastest-growing inner city businesses. Inner City 100 will convene on October 1 and 2 for our annual conference and awards ceremony. Thanks to Chevron and Staples for their unwavering support which makes the Inner City 100 possible. Take a look at our 2017 award winners, published in Fortune Magazine.

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