Detroit Firm Tops 2009 Inner City 100 List

The Boston Globe

VisionIT is the winner of the Top Minority-Owned Company of the Year on the 2009 Inner City 100, an annual list that ranks the fastest growing inner city businesses nationwide.

The announcement was made by the Initiative for a Competitive Inner City, or ICIC, a not-for-profit organization whose mission is to promote economic prosperity in America’s inner cities, together with the Staples Foundation for Learning, a private foundation created by Staples Inc., the Framingham-based retailer of office supplies.

"Ranked first on the overall 2009 Inner City 100 list, VisionIT is a national provider of information technology outsourcing, staffing and vendor management for Fortune 500 corporations and government organizations," ICIC and the Staples Foundation said in a press release. "The company has 850 employees and reported 2007 revenue of more than $100 million."

The press release included a statement from Harvard Business School professor Michael Porter, founder and chief executive officer of the Initiative for a Competitive Inner City, which publishes the Inner City 100 list.

“Minority-owned businesses like VisionIT that continue to thrive serve as an inspiration to entrepreneurs everywhere, but particularly those within our nation’s inner cities,” Porter said.

“Vision IT’s CEO David Segura, has demonstrated that hard work and determination are key to growing a successful business, and he serves as a positive role model for business owners throughout the country.”

To see a list of this year's winners, please click here.


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