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Putting Foreign Capital to Work Through EB-5

Impact investing holds significant promise for directing more resources to America’s distressed urban core. The EB-5 program could be an effective investment tool to achieve More...

Affordable Care Act Creates Opportunity For Hospitals to Act as Community Builders

National discourse surrounding the Affordable Care Act (ACA) tends to focus on benefits to individuals. But new legislation introduced with the ACA also has the More...

What Does Shared Value Look Like for Sports Franchises?

It has been twelve years since ICIC developed the anchor institution strategic framework with Dr. Michael Porter of Harvard Business School as a way to More...

Anchors in Urban Food: A Recipe for Economic Growth

In cities across the U.S., the local food movement has evolved from marginal to mainstream.  Most cities host not just one, but several thriving farmers More...

Industrial Jobs Pay 200% More Than U.S. Minimum Wage.

Income inequality has dominated political discussions in recent weeks, with efforts to raise the federal minimum wage gaining momentum. America’s inner cities, with 2 million More...

“Why I Nominate For ICIC’s Small Business Programs”

By Richard Escalante, Baltimore Development Corporation “It takes a village.” We’ve all heard this saying, but how does it apply to efforts supporting small businesses More...

Targeting Inner Cities Will Increase the Nation’s Insured

Download Map (PDF) (JPEG) This month a study commissioned by the Associated Press hit hundreds of newspapers with a jarring headline: Half the nation’s uninsured More...

Key Battlegrounds for the War on Poverty [INFOGRAPHIC]

Get the Infographic (PDF) (JPEG) As we eclipse the 50th anniversary of the War on Poverty, the question arises—where does American poverty live? Over the More...

Partners HealthCare Drops Anchor in New City

Partners HealthCare, a $7.6 billion healthcare firm headquartered in Boston, announced just before Christmas that it was planning to consolidate administrative offices in a new More...

Job Growth in 2014 Could Prove to Be a Mixed Bag

By all indications, 2013 was a year of robust economic growth. The stock market reached unprecedented highs, the U.S. government sold off its last shares More...

Ben Hecht: “Without intentionality, you don’t get results”

Every region, city and inner city hosts a unique ecosystem that influences local businesses’ ability to grow and thrive. At the 2013 Inner City Economic More...

Transforming Urban Ecologies: Lever 1

Urban strategies for economic development are as varied the cities themselves. But one thing we’ve learned here at ICIC is that there are three particular More...