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2019 Inner City 100 Nomination Form

About ICIC

ICIC is the leading authority on U.S. urban economies and the businesses that thrive there. Founded in 1994 by Harvard Business School Professor Michael Porter, ICIC supports public and private sector decision makers with analysis and programs that lead to urban investment, jobs and economic growth.

About the Inner City 100

For more than 20 years, ICIC has been recognizing and celebrating the fastest-growing businesses located in America's inner cities. The Inner City 100 list is published annually in FORTUNE and the winners benefit from award press and access to ICIC's national conference, where they gain management education from leading business school faculty and CEOs and a chance to network with fast-growing urban business leaders from across the U.S. Winners have reported meeting major investors and partners and winning multi-million dollar contracts as a direct result of appearing on the list. 

You can view last year's publication in FORTUNE here and last year's Inner City 100 Conference & Awards agenda here

Program Benefits
  • Access to a national network of fast-growing businesses
  • National recognition in one of the country's preeminent business publications,and the chance to be profiled in-depth by the award-winning editorial team 
  • Education from leading business school faculty and CEOs 
  • Resources to help your company market the award externally, to both customers and prospective employees 

Eligibility for the 2019 Inner City 100
ICIC will assess the eligibility of each Inner City 100 applicant. To be eligible, the company must: 
  • Be an independently-operated company (not a subsidiary or division of another company)
  • Be a privately-owned, for-profit company that is not a bank or holding company
  • Be headquartered in an economically distressed urban area* in the U.S.
  • Have ten or more full-time employees in 2018
  • Have an operating sales history of at least 2014-2018 with sales of at least $100,000 in 2014 and $1 million in 2018

Nominations for the 2019 Inner City 100
Thank you for your interest in becoming an ICIC Small Business Partner! We rely each year on our network of national and local partners across the country to let us know about the great work businesses are doing in and around their cities' urban cores. We recognize nominators on our website and will provide you with a badge to include on yours. If your nominees make the list, your organization will be celebrated at the event and potentially in media across the country. 
For more information about the Inner City 100 program, click here or email Information provided on this application will be used by ICIC and FORTUNE to determine eligibility for the Inner City 100 program and list. Winning companies are selected at the discretion of ICIC.
A note regarding number of nominees: If you wish to nominate ten businesses or fewer, please use the form below. If you wish to nominate more than ten businesses, please contact for an excel template. 
Nominator Information *This question is required.
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