Monday, October 25, 2004

  Initiative for a Competitive Inner City

One great thing about the web is that it allows you to find out about things you didn't know existed. In this case a 10 year old program to show businesses that the inner city can be the best place to put a store or a service center or factory.

ICIC's mission is to spark new thinking about the business potential of inner cities, thereby creating jobs and wealth for inner-city residents.

ICIC believes that a sustainable inner city economic base will depend on private, for-profit business development and investments based on economic self-interest and genuine competitive advantage. ICIC leverages private-sector resources through a new concept of corporate philanthropy that emphasizes business-to-business relationships.

It good to remember that despite all of the anti-Bush press coverage saying the sky is falling things continue to get better.

Here is a write up about their successes in Baltimore.

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