SLR Contracting & Service Company Inc. On Tenth Annual ICIC - Inc. Magazine Inner City 100

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Women, Minority-Owned General Contractor ranks #6 on the list of fastest growing inner-city companies in America.

These high-growth businesses help create jobs, income, and wealth for local residents, and they prove our belief that the most effective way to create economic equality in America's inner cities is to focus on sustainable business growth and investment.

The 2008 ICIC-Inc. Magazine Inner City 100 list was released, and SLR Contracting & Service Company, Inc. is ranked six on the list of the fastest growing inner-city companies in America with a growth rate of 1416%. SLR was the only company from Buffalo and the highest ranking in New York State to receive the award. SLR gross sales were $13,450,504 during 2007.

Extraordinary growth is the predominant trait of the 2008 Inner City 100, a ranking created by the Initiative for a Competitive Inner City (ICIC) and Inc. Magazine of the 100 fastest-growing businesses in inner city communities nationwide.

Sundra L. Ryce, President and CEO of SLR Contracting & Service Company, Inc. received the Inner City 100 Award during the 10th Annual Inner City 100 Summit in Boston, Massachusetts. "It is an honor to be considered among the nation's top fastest growing businesses. I am grateful."

"We are delighted to celebrate businesses like SLR Contracting and Service Company, Inc., that are playing a critical role in urban communities throughout the country," said David G. Latimore, president and chief executive officer of the Initiative for a Competitive Inner City. "These high-growth businesses help create jobs, income, and wealth for local residents, and they prove our belief that the most effective way to create economic equality in America's inner cities is to focus on sustainable business growth and investment."

Under Sundra Ryce's leadership, SLR Contracting and Service Company, Inc. have developed into a competitive construction firm that has grown in revenue of over $73 million, since inception. SLR Contracting & Service Company, Inc. was previously placed on the ICIC and Inc. Magazine 100 list in 2003 and 2006. SLR provides general construction, construction management and design build services.

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