Impact Makers Ranks 8th on the 2015 Inner City 100


The Initiative for a Competitive Inner City (ICIC) and Fortune magazine have recognized Impact Makers as the 8th fastest growing inner city company in the U.S. for the annual Inner City 100 awards. ICIC is a nonprofit research and strategy organization and the leading authority on U.S. inner city economies and the businesses that thrive there.

Impact Makers is headquartered in the heart of downtown Richmond, Virginia in the Scott’s Addition historic district. The urban location complements Impact Makers’ socially conscious business model, as well as providing a central location for attracting quality employees.

Impact Makers VP Rodney Willett accepting the award in Boston, with ICIC Founder and Harvard Business School Professor Michael E. Porter

Impact Makers is a unique management and information technology consulting firm that contributes 100% of its net profits to charities over the life of the company. We use our innovative model to transform the business value of our work into social value for the community. Our consultants are inspired and driven by our mission to improve the communities we work in; they understand that doing good for the client is doing good for the community.

Since 2006, Impact Makers has contributed more than $1 million to the communities in which we work. Our charitable partners are Family Lifeline, Rx Partnership, The Peter Paul Development Center and Future Leaders in Project Management (FLiPM).

“The growth in Scott’s Addition is part of what has contributed to Richmond’s resurgence,” said Mayor Dwight C. Jones. “This is an area that is definitely on the radar and we really are a destination for all, including entrepreneurs.”  “We are pleased to have Impact Makers on our roster of successful companies located in our midst. I’m proud of their top ranking as a fast growing company and I’m also proud of their business model and the ways they are giving back to the community.”

“I congratulate Impact Makers on receiving this national recognition and thank the company for its investment in our capital city,” said Virginia Secretary of Commerce and Trade Maurice Jones.  “We look forward to its continued growth and contribution in the community and across Commonwealth.”

“These entrepreneurs are strong community leaders and industry game changers,” ICIC CEO Steve Grossman said of the 2015 Inner City 100 winners. “Their businesses are critical drivers of economic development and job creation. Together, they demonstrate the competitive advantages of doing business in our inner cities.”

The Initiative for a Competitive Inner City (ICIC), founded by Harvard Business School Professor Michael E. Porter in 1994, defines inner cities as core urban areas with higher unemployment and poverty rates and lower median incomes than their surrounding metropolitan statistical areas. Every year, ICIC identifies, ranks, and spotlights the 100 fastest-growing businesses located in America’s inner cities. More than 800 businesses have received the honor, including Happy Family, Pandora Media, Brooklyn Brewery, Dancing Deer Baking Company and Angie’s List. In 2015, companies were ranked by revenue growth over the five-year period between 2010 and 2014.

The Inner City 100 list is published annually in Fortune and announced at the Inner City 100 Symposium and Awards which was held October 7 in Boston at the University of Massachusetts and John F. Kennedy Presidential Library.

Impact Makers is one of two Virginia companies that made the 2015 list; Team Henry Enterprises of Newport News ranked 15th.

Read the Richmond Times-Dispatch article “Richmond-based Impact Makers makes fastest-growing list” from October 9, 2015.

Download the press release.