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The Atlantic Champions Detroit’s Small Business Growth

A new monthly series published in The Atlantic focuses on how to improve cities around the world and calls on major metropolitan areas to develop consistent growth strategies for small business clusters. Citing cities like Detroit and Los Angeles as positive examples where small businesses are booming, the article emphasizes the role cluster-based small business development can play in local and regional economic development.

The article uses data collected by the Initiative for a Competitive Inner City (ICIC), which shows that small businesses clusters have expanded their impact and footprint in 10 urban markets across the country up to three times faster than their respective metro area economies between 2003 and 2011. Click here to read the article.