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Methodology for 100 Fastest-Growing Inner City Businesses

The Initiative for a Competitive Inner City (ICIC) is a national not-for-profit organization that drives inclusive economic prosperity in under-resourced communities through innovative research and programs to create jobs, income, and wealth for local residents. Founded by Harvard Business School Professor Michael E. Porter, ICIC defines inner cities as large low-income, high-poverty areas located in the urban and suburban parts of all but the smallest metropolitan areas. Every year, ICIC identifies, ranks, and spotlights the 100 fastest-growing businesses located in America’s under-resourced communities. In 2020, companies were selected and ranked by revenue growth and jobs created over the four-year period between 2015 and 2019. 

The 2020 Inner City 100 list was audited by the independent accounting firm AAFCPAs.