The Initiative for a Competitive Inner City (ICIC) and Fortune have announced that Team SI had been selected for prestigious 2016 Inner City 100 list. This recognition places Team SI in an exemplary lineage of nearly 900 fast-growing and innovative inner city businesses.
ICIC’s Inner City 100 is an annually compiled and released list featuring high-power, high-potential businesses from around the country with headquarters
in inner cities. Each company is selected by ICIC with help from a national network of nominating partners who seek to identify, spotlight, and
Team SI ranked six overall on the list of 100. Team SI reported 2015 revenues of 5.93 million and a five-year growth rate of 1900 percent from 2011-2015.
The full list can be viewed on the Fortune website here.
In addition to announcing the list, company CEOs were invited to gather for a full-day event featuring thought-provoking sessions, insightful leadership advice, and robust networking opportunities. Past winners have reported meeting future multi-million dollar investors as a result of appearing on the Inner City 100 list and attending the accompanying colloquium.
The rankings for each company were announced at the Inner City 100 Conference and Awards Ceremony on Wednesday, September 14,
Of particular note, ICIC inducted 14 businesses into the Inner City 100 “Hall of Fame” as
“We are extraordinarily proud of these pioneering entrepreneurs who lead the way in economic revitalization in America’s inner cities,” says Steve Grossman, CEO of ICIC, of the list of 100.
The Inner City 100 program recognizes and supports successful inner city business leaders, and celebrates their role in providing innovation and job creation in America’s cities. These companies strengthen local American economies, provide job opportunities for underrepresented communities, and drive forward economic and social development.
Boasting an average five-year growth rate of 458 percent between 2011 and 2015, the 2016 Inner City 100 winners represent a wide span of geography, hailing from 42 cities and 25 states. Collectively, the winners employed 7,324 people in 2015, and on average over a third of their employees live in the same neighborhood as the company.
Highlights of the 2016 Inner City 100 include:
- Employ 7,324 workers total in 2015.
- Created 4,696 new jobs in the last five years.
- On average, 34% of employees live in same neighborhood as the company.
- Average company age is 16 years.
- Average 2015 revenue is $12.2 million.
- 34% are women-owned.
- 37% are minority-owned.
- 6% of the winners are certified B-Corps.
- 26 industries represented in the top 100.
Inner City 100 Methodology: The Initiative for a Competitive Inner City (ICIC) 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 2016, Companies were ranked by revenue growth over the five-year period between 2011 and 2015. This list was audited by the independent accounting firm Rucci, Bardaro, and Falzone, PC. Initiative for a Competitive Inner City (ICIC)
ICIC is a national nonprofit founded in 1994 by Harvard Business School professor Michael E. Porter. ICIC's mission is to promote economic prosperity in America's inner cities through private sector investment that leads to jobs, income and wealth creation for local residents. Through its research on inner city economies, ICIC provides businesses, governments and investors with the most comprehensive and actionable information in the field about urban market opportunities. The organization supports urban businesses through the Inner City 100, Inner City Capital Connections and the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businessesprograms. Learn more at www.icic.org or @icicorg.