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DENVER-A nonprofit group recently honored Mayor Wellington E. Webb for his work in creating jobs in some of Denver’s poorest neighborhoods.Webb recently flew to Boston, after a meeting on Wall Street in New York City regarding Denver International Airport bonds, to receive the award from the Initiative for a Competitive Inner City.

Webb received the group’s Mayoral Inner City Leadership Award. ICIC is a national group founded in 1994 by Harvard Business School Professor Michael E. Porter, and its mission is to spark new thinking about the business potential of inner cities, thereby creating jobs and wealth for inner-city residents.

ICIC believes that a sustainable inner city economic base will depend on private, for-profit business development and investments based on economic self-interest and genuine competitive advantage. ICIC leverages private-sector resources through a new concept of corporate philanthropy that emphasizes business-to-business relationships

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