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2020 Inner City 100 Initial Application

2020 Inner City 100 (IC100) Initial Application

About ICIC

Established in 1994 by Harvard Business School Professor Dr. Michael E. Porter, ICIC is a national nonprofit that drives inclusive economic prosperity in under-resourced communities through innovative research and programs to create jobs, income, and wealth for local residents. 

About the Inner City 100

Every year since 1999, ICIC has identified and celebrated the 100 fastest-growing businesses in urban, under-resourced communities through the Inner City 100 (IC100). The awards are published annually in FORTUNE and unveiled at the ICIC National Conference. 

Because of generous financial contributions of Chevron and FedEx, there are no fees associated with this award program.

Award Benefits:
  • National recognition in FORTUNE
  • An expansive community of successful entrepreneurs
  • An impactful day of executive education at the ICIC National Conference (November 19th in Los Angeles)
Program Eligibility:
  • 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 urban, under-resourced community*
  • Have revenues of at least $100,000 in 2015 and $1 million in 2019
* ICIC defines an urban, under-resourced community as an area of concentrated poverty within cities with a population greater than 75,000. 


This form takes 10 minutes to complete. ICIC will use the information to determine your company’s eligibility. If you meet the initial qualifying criteria, we will request that you submit further materials to verify your previously submitted information and secure your position as a finalist. Winning companies will be selected based on both revenue growth and job creation over a four-year period (2015-2019).