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The Initiative for a Competitive Inner City (ICIC), founded by Harvard Business School Professor Michael E. Porter in 1994, defines inner cities as core urban areas with higher unemployment and poverty rates and lower median incomes than their surrounding metropolitan statistical areas. Every year, ICIC identifies, ranks, and spotlights the 100 fastest-growing businesses located in America’s inner cities. In 2017, companies were ranked by revenue growth over the five-year period between 2013 and 2017. ICIC relies on a national network of nominating partners, including city offices, economic development organizations, and small business development corporations, to find many of the businesses that appear on this list. Key partners this year were Staples, Chevron, FedEx, Kaiser Permanente, City of Oakland, Baltimore Development Corporation, Blackstone Entrepreneur’s Network, and Urban League of Louisiana. This list was audited by the independent accounting firm AAFCPAs.

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Vazquez Commercial Contracting, LLC

Vazquez Commercial Contracting, LLC (VCC) is an SBA 8(a), SDB, HUBZone, MBE, DBE certified and licensed general contracting company. In 2008 during tough economic times, Joe Vazquez got the entrepreneur bug and bled his 401K dry to get the company started. Fast forward to 2017 when VCC brought in over $30M in revenue. “It’s very […]
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Vazquez Commercial Contracting, LLC (VCC) is an SBA 8(a), SDB, HUBZone, MBE, DBE certified and licensed general contracting company. In 2008 during tough economic times, Joe Vazquez got the entrepreneur bug and bled his 401K dry to get the company started. Fast forward to 2017 when VCC brought in over $30M in revenue. “It’s very humbling, to see this business and what it’s done,” says Joe. “It’s exciting to see where the future will take us.”

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Five-Year Growth Rate (%) 1481.02%
2017 Revenues ($M) $30425295.00
HQ Location Kansas City ,Missouri
Business Leader(s) Joe Vazquez
Title President

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