Initiative for a Competitive Inner City (ICIC) welcomes Robert L. Wallace to the Inner-City Alumni Network Board.

ICIC is a national nonprofit research and advisory organization and the leading authority on U.S. inner city economies and the businesses that thrive there. Its mission is to drive economic prosperity in America’s inner cities through private sector investment to create jobs, income and wealth for local residents. ICIC helps business, government and philanthropic leaders leverage local assets to transform communities. They deliver the knowledge and the know-how to achieve sustainable economic and job growth.

The organization was founded in 1994 by Harvard Business School professor Michael Porter.  Today its research and advisory team is shaping economic development strategies in more than twenty inner cities. Learn More

 The ICIC Alumni Network Board consist of ICIC alumni throughout the country who are thought leaders.  Wallace’s renewable energy service company, Bithenergy, Inc. ( ), was named by ICIC Inner City 100 the fastest-growing inner city firm in the U.S. in 2015, earning it the annual Staples Business Growth Award.