The Initiative for a Competitive Inner City (ICIC) and Fortune honored Spears Group for being ranked #37 on the 2017 Inner City 100 list. The list, which was revealed at the 19th Annual Awards and Conference in Boston on Oct. 3, 2017, ranked the fastest-growing inner city businesses in America by revenue growth.
ICIC’s Inner City 100 list seeks to celebrate and enable urban entrepreneurship by recognizing companies that serve as forces of economic opportunity, optimism, and transformation in their communities. Over the course of nearly 20 years, ICIC has awarded 928 companies whose success illuminates the innovation and business growth happening in our inner cities.
Winning CEOs were published in Fortune Magazine and invited to the Inner City 100 Conference and Awards. Spears Group CEO Cleveland Spears, III embarked on a full-day of events which featured robust networking opportunities and educational sessions led by executives from Fortune 100 companies, top-tier universities, including Harvard Business School and New York University.