Report: EB-5 Program Has Untapped Potential to Drive Foreign Capital into Distressed U.S. Inner Cities


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Founded in 1994 by Harvard Business School
Professor Michael Porter, the Initiative for a
Competitive Inner City (ICIC)
is the leading authority
on inner-city economic development with a reputation
for effectively helping cities to develop strategies
that capitalize on a community’s unique competitive
advantages. ICIC has advised over 50 cities across
the U.S. on economic development since its inception.
ICIC’s mission is to promote economic prosperity in
America’s inner cities through private sector engagement
that leads to jobs, income, and wealth creation
for local residents.

ICIC’s unique knowledge and expertise about
high-growth firms are developed from specialized
urban networks and path-breaking research.
ICIC has analyzed and worked with urban small
businesses for over 15 years through three urban
business initiatives: Inner City 100, Inner City Capital
Connections, and partnering with Goldman Sachs
on 10,000 Small Businesses.

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