FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 22, 2013
Contact: Alicia Borley
DuneCraft among ICIC and Fortune’s Inner City 100 Winners!
CLEVELAND, OH -- The Initiative for a Competitive Inner City (ICIC) and FORTUNE announced that DuneCraft, rank #70, 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.
We are excited to celebrate inner city businesses like DuneCraft 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.” DuneCraft currently employs 40+ people and has just invested $1.3 million in its newest facility. This will create 10-20 new jobs in the process. DuneCraft uses inner city and regional suppliers to create its products as much as possible, so the company’s impact is even broader.
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. Preceding the Awards celebration, winners attended a two-day small business Symposium featuring business management case studies presented by Harvard Business School professors and peer-to-peer learning sessions led by CEOs of fast-growing firms.
The Inner City 100 list provides unmatched original data on the fastest-growing inner city businesses in the U.S. In the last 15 years, 750 unique companies have earned positions on the Inner City 100, collectively generating more than $2.1 billion in annual revenues and creating over 76,000 new jobs.
Grant Cleveland is a serial entrepreneur and inspired artist. His current business enterprise is DuneCraft, which was started 11 years ago. DuneCraft creates themed terrariums, sprouting kits, and science novelties. To learn more about DuneCraft please visit www.dunecraft.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org.