Thursday, May 23, 2013

SiteCrafting Wins Award for Inner City Achievements

The Initiative for a Competitive Inner City (ICIC) and FORTUNE announced that SiteCrafting,Inc. (Rank # 66) was selected for the 2013 Inner City 100, a list of the fastest-growing inner city companies in the U.S. The Inner City 100 program recognizes successful inner city companies and their CEOs as role models for entrepreneurship, innovative business practices and job creation in America’s urban communities.

Brian Forth, President, SiteCrafting, said, “We are proud to have been recognized for the fourth consecutive year by ICIC. It is a testament to the hard work of our team and our commitment to delivering the best web design, development, and mobile application services. We are grateful to our clients, without whom, we would not be able to do the work we love to do. “

SiteCrafting is an award-winning website design and web application development company that specializes in custom web-based solutions for mid- to large-size businesses, counties, and municipalities. SiteCrafting showed 5-year annual growth rate of 20%. 

Among its community involvement, SiteCrafting developed and hosts the site for the TacomaAngel Network, an associate program of the Tacoma-Pierce County Chamber.

The rankings for each company were announced at the Inner City 100 Awards on Tuesday, May 21, 2013 in Boston, Massachusetts. The Awards marked the Inner City 100 program’s 15th year and launched a formal alumni network of Inner City 100 winners.

“We are excited to celebrate inner city businesses like SiteCrafting whose success stories are not told nearly enough,” said Mary Kay Leonard, ICIC President and CEO. “These entrepreneurs are driving economic forces in America’s urban cores, growing their communities along with their businesses.”

For 2013, winners represent a wide span of geography, operating in 48 cities and 27 states. The 2013 Inner City 100 winners grew at a compound annual growth rate of 36 percent and an average standard growth rate of 411 percent between 2007 and 2011. Collectively, the top 100 inner city businesses employ 10,391 employees and have created more than 5,863 new jobs between 2007 and 2011. Not only are the winners powerful job creators in their communities, but they also help grow their employees – 56% provide onsite training programs.

The full list can be viewed at

The list is proof of the 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.

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