The Initiative for a Competitive Inner City (ICIC) named Giroux Glass one of the 100 Fastest-Growing Inner City Businesses in the U.S. The ICIC promotes economic diversity in under-resourced communities through programs and research to create jobs, income and wealth for residents.
The non-profit organization each year recognizes and spotlights 100 of the fastest-growing businesses in under-resourced communities across the country. The 2022 winners were evaluated and ranked based on overall revenue growth during the four years from 2017 to 2021.
“For over 20 years, we’ve had the pleasure of learning about and highlighting more than 1,000 incredible business leaders and their companies from across the U.S. who continuously inspire us,” says ICIC CEO Steve Grossman. “These firms are engines of job growth, creating more than 4,000 jobs over the past four years in these incredibly challenging times. They have also been actively strengthening their communities by donating their time and resources to local organizations and charities.”
Los Angeles-based Giroux Glass ranked No. 90 out of 100 on ICIC’s list. It has been featured on the list for several consecutive years. Giroux Glass is now identified as a “Hall of Fame” business for making the list more than five times.
“We’re excited, honored and thrilled to continue our involvement with this stellar organization,” Giroux Glass said in a statement.
ICIC’s 2022 Impact Report reports that the number of Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC)-owned businesses supported by ICIC in 2022 increased by 4% over last year while the number of woman-owned businesses engaged rose by 6%. Of the nearly 3,000 businesses served, 71% are now BIPOC-owned, while 65% are woman-owned, representing more than 800 cities across 55 U.S. states, territories and Canadian provinces.
Giroux Glass is both BIPOC- and woman-owned and led.
“We are excited that so many of our partners are not only open for business but are hiring, expanding, evolving, innovating and blazing pathways forward – stepping out of their comfort zones to adapt, build resilience and pivot with impressive results,” says Grossman.