Hub's inner city ranks high in booming firms - The Boston Globe
Commonwealth Worldwide Chauffeured Transportation, an Allston limousine service with 270 workers and $21.7 million in sales in 2005, makes the list of the 100 fastest-growing inner-city companies.
The list of companies is compiled by the Initiative for a Competitive Inner City (www.icic.org), a group founded by Harvard Business School professor Michael E. Porter. ICIC looks like an organization with a tremendous amount of knowledge that could be applied to benefit Allston, the home of Harvard Business School. For example, it recently published a report "Realizing the Inner City Retail Opportunity: Progress and New Directions". Sounds like expertise that could benefit Allston Village and Western Ave.