City Design Studio Selected by Inner City 100

December 6, 2022

City Design Studio has been named a winner of the 2022 Inner City 100 (IC100) awarded by Initiative for a Competitive Inner City (ICIC). Since 1999, ICIC has identified and celebrated the 100 fastest-growing businesses in under-resourced communities in the U.S. through the IC100 award. City Design Studio, led by Farooq Ameen, was ranked #62 on the list.

“Nearly 30 years ago, in the wake of the 1992 L.A. Uprising, Dr. Michael Porter founded ICIC as a laboratory for experimentation and innovation. By studying and better understanding the unique challenges faced by this country’s under-resourced urban communities, our explicit aim was to provide small businesses in these underserved ecosystems the resources they needed to grow, create well-paying jobs and improve the quality of life for communities and their residents,” said ICIC CEO Steve Grossman. To view the full list of 2022 IC100 award winners, visit: Here.

Initiative for a Competitive Inner City (ICIC) was founded by renowned Harvard Business School Professor Michael Porter in 1994 as a research and strategy organization that today is widely recognized as the preeminent authority on urban economic growth. ICIC drives inclusive economic prosperity in under-resourced communities through innovative research and programs to create jobs, income, and wealth for local residents. Learn more at