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Walker Sands Named 28th Fastest Growing Inner-City Business in the Country

Rachel Gulden

Rachel Gulden

We are thrilled to announce that Walker Sands has earned a top spot on the ICIC’s 2014 “Inner City 100,” list. Winners were announced at the Inner City 100 Awards last week in Boston.


As a celebration of urban entrepreneurship at its best, the ICIC annually identifies, ranks, and spotlights the 100 fastest-growing businesses located in America’s inner cities. The list consists of 10 fast-growing businesses in 10 industry categories. Companies were ranked overall by total revenue growth from 2009 to 2013.

The Initiative for a Competitive Inner City listed Walker Sands as the 3rd fastest growing company in the media and communications industry and the 28th fastest growing business in the entire United States. As a result of Walker Sands’ wide range of expert PR, social, and search services and dedicated professional development program, we have experienced a whopping 385.2% growth in the last five years.

We are proud to be recognized as a fast-growing agency in the complex and ever-changing technology industry and that we have created a space for our employees to grow professionally. We are devoted to training and mentoring our employees and have an active internship program, after which more than half of our interns accept full-time positions at the firm.

We were in good company here in Chicago on the Inner City 100 list. Chicago companies made an impressive showing, with a total of 13 on the list, more than any city in the U.S. We are also home to the top three fastest-growing media & communications companies in the nation.

Check out the full ICIC Inner City 100 list on Fortune’s website. Cheers to even more growth in 2015!