All Terrain Listed as One of Top 10 Urban Based Media & Communication Firms in the Nation

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All Terrain was named by The Initiative for a Competitive Inner City (ICIC) as one of the fastest-growing inner city businesses in the U.S.

All Terrain, the strategic experience design firm located in Chicago’s West Town neighborhood, was named by The Initiative for a Competitive Inner City (ICIC) as one of the fastest-growing inner city businesses in the U.S. This recognition highlights All Terrain’s growth, and commitment to its community.

“We have a strong belief that our neighborhood, and our surroundings have a positive impact on the work we do.” Said Brook Jay Co-Founder and CMO of All Terrain. Jay continued by saying; “We love Chicago, and the amount of work that comes out of agencies downtown is great. However, we believe having a space off the well-worn path allows us to maintain our unique identity and personality and to attract like-minded talent.”

This is All Terrain’s first involvement with The Initiative for a Competitive Inner City. Sarah Eck-Thompson Co-Founder and COO of All Terrain is confident it won’t be their last. “Any opportunity to highlight the work being done by unique companies that are focused on strengthening our inner-cities is great, not only to pat ourselves on the back, but more importantly to learn from and support one another.”

All Terrain is one of thirteen Chicago based companies to make the list of 100 fastest-growing inner city businesses in the U.S. This year, for the first time in the list’s 16-year history, the Inner City 100 consists of 10 fast-growing businesses from 10 industry categories. The 10 industry categories are: Construction; Manufacturing; Professional Services; Food and Beverage; Retail; Media and Communications; Software and Information Technology; Transportation and Logistics; Healthcare and Biotechnology; and Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation. Applicants ranked according to revenue growth against their industry peers, as well as overall.

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About All Terrain
All Terrain is a 16-year-old strategic experiential design agency that has pioneered a new data-driven experience design model that delivers programs to create meaningful connections between brands and consumers in both real world and digital environments. Using a hybrid approach that integrates experiential, social media, and content amplification, the award-winning agency has been recognized for its rapid growth on the Inc. 500/5,000 for five of the last six years. Based in Chicago, the women-owned agency’s clients include Allstate Insurance, Anheuser-Busch InBev, Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, E.&J. Gallo, General Motors, Kellogg’s and Northstar Lottery Group (The Illinois Lottery).

About The Initiative for a Competitive Inner City (ICIC)
ICIC is a national nonprofit founded in 1994 by Harvard Business School professor Michael E. Porter. ICIC's mission is to promote economic prosperity in America's inner cities through private sector investment that leads to jobs, income and wealth creation for local residents. Through its research on inner city economies, ICIC provides businesses, governments and investors with the most comprehensive and actionable information in the field about urban market opportunities. The organization supports urban businesses through the Inner City 100, Inner City Capital Connections and the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses programs. Learn more at http://www.icic.org or @icicorg.

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