BOSTON, Sept. 15, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The Initiative for a Competitive Inner City (ICIC) and FORTUNE announced that Enlightened, Inc. was selected for the 2016 Inner City 100, a list of the fastest-growing inner city business in the United States.
ICIC's Inner City 100 program recognizes successful inner city businesses and their CEO's as role models for entrepreneurship, innovative business practices, and job creation in America's urban communities. Each year, ICIC works with a national network of nominating partners to identify, rank and spotlight rapidly-growing urban businesses, and the top 100 – determined by revenue growth – are honored on the Inner City 100 list published in Fortune Magazine.
Enlightened Inc. ranked 84th on the list of 100 and reported a five-year growth rate of 141 percent. This is the fourth time that Enlightened has been recognized as an Inner City 100 awardee. "At Enlightened we continue to strive for excellence and look for cutting edge, innovative solutions for our client and customer needs. Our ability to stay competitive and provide unparalleled service and support is what has kept Enlightened at the forefront of the cyber security and information technology industry. I'm humbled as we continue to be recognized for our contributions and share in this award with our dedicated employees and loyal clients," says CEO and President of Enlightened, Inc; Antwanye E. Ford.
The full list of recipients may be viewed on the Fortune website, here Fortune ICIC Inner City 100
The rankings for each company were announced at the Inner city 100 Conference and Awards on Wednesday, September 14, 2016 at the Aloft Hotel in Boston, MA. The list provides unmatched insight into the impact that entrepreneurship can have on underserved communities. Now celebrating its 18th year, the Inner City 100 list is comprised of over 800 companies with alumni including Keller Williams Capital Properties, Washington, DC, Menkiti Group, Washington, DC, Pandora and Angie's List.
ICIC is a national nonprofit founded in 1994 by Harvard Business School professor Michael E. Porter. ICIC's mission is to promote economic prosperity in America's inner cities through private sector investment that leads to jobs, income and wealth creation for local residents. Through its research on inner city economies, ICIC provides businesses, governments and investors with the most comprehensive and actionable information in the field about urban market opportunities. The organization supports urban businesses through the Inner City 100, Inner City Capital Connections and the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses programs. Learn more at www.icic.org or @icicorg.
Enlightened is an award winning company that provides Cyber Security, IT and management solutions to resolve complex business problems for federal, state, and local government agencies. Enlightened holds GSA IT-70 and MOBIS schedule contracts, HUBZone and Small Business certified by the U.S. Small Business Administration, and rated CMMI-DEV Level 3 and CMMI-SVC Level 2 by the CMMI Institute. For more information please visit www.enlightened.com.
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