BOSTON, MA – Initiative for a Competitive Inner City (ICIC) and Bloomberg BusinessWeek released the 2010 Inner City 100 list of the fastest-growing inner city companies in the U.S. DornerWorks from Grand Rapid, Michigan ranked 26th on this year’s list. The Inner City 100 program recognizes successful inner city companies and their CEO’s as role models for entrepreneurship, innovative business practices and job creation in America’s urban communities.
The rankings for each company were announced at the Inner City 100 Awards Dinner on Wednesday, May 5, 2010 in Boston, MA. Winners attended a two-day event featuring seminars for Inner City 100 owners and managers at Harvard Business School, a reception at the Boston Public Library and an Awards Gala that drew more than 800 guests.
We are delighted to celebrate businesses like DornerWorks that are playing a critical role in revitalizing America’s urban communities. Through their achievements, the Inner City 100 winning companies exemplify America’s remarkable potential and the road to future economic recovery, Mary Kay Leonard, ICIC president and CEO. These extraordinary companies demonstrate the market possibilities that exist within our inner cities. If we can leverage these possibilities, we can create jobs, income and wealth for local residents and produce the next chapter of American innovation and opportunity.
DornerWorks has been an anomaly among many companies in Michigan and the country. The firm has managed to achieve strong results despite the difficult economic conditions, and continues to acquire clients and new growth opportunities.
DornerWorks is not immune to economic challenges, but our staff’s dedication and passion to servicing our clients with high quality engineering solutions has set us apart, said David Dorner, President of DornerWorks.
The list is proof of concept that doing business in an inner city area holds a distinct competitive advantage. ICIC has been studying the economic condition of the largest 100 American cities for more than a decade and is working to revitalize inner cities across the country.