Initiative for a Competitive Inner City (ICIC)’s Awards Businesses Thriving in Urban Centers.
Jackson, Miss – October 4, 2017 – Fuse.Cloud, a Jackson-based business technology provider,
has been recognized in Fortune Magazine as one of the fastest-growing companies located in
America’s inner cities. The list, known as the Inner City 100, was announced last night at the
19th annual Inner City 100 Conference and Awards ceremony in Boston, organized by the
Initiative for a Competitive Inner City (ICIC). The winners were chosen based on growth revenue
over a five-year period. Fuse.Cloud was ranked 85 on the list with a five-year growth rate of
ICIC is a non-profit organization founded in 1995 by Harvard professor Michael E. Porter. This
award places Fuse.Cloud among an exclusive group of America’s most promising businesses
leading efforts to contribute to the local economy by growing their businesses inside the city.
Inner City 100 companies exemplify economic opportunity, optimism and transformation in
their communities. Providing a platform for recognition, networking and learning, the Inner City
100 program continues to open doors for other budding urban entrepreneurs and stimulate
inner city business development and job creation.
Since 2006, Fuse.Cloud has grown to serve thousands of businesses throughout the United
States by providing voice over IP (VoIP), high-speed fiber internet and other cloud-based
services. Fuse.Cloud accepted the award at the ICIC Annual Conference and Awards Ceremony
yesterday in Boston. “By growing our business in downtown Jackson, we can invest in job
creation and the overall economy of the city and the metro area,” said Fuse.Cloud founder and
CEO, Gary Watts. “We are very honored to be included on this list.” The Inner City 100 list was
published in Fortune Magazine today.