Newark, NJ-based Communications & Marketing firm honored in 2022 rankings
NEWARK—InGroup Inc. today was named one of the nation’s 100 quickest growing firms in under-resourced communities across the United States by the Initiative for a Competitive Inner City (ICIC) at the organization’s 2022 Annual Conference, “Open for Business.’’
The ICIC’s prestigious designation marks a significant milestone for InGroup, as a qualified and certified Women-Business Enterprise (WBE) and Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE). Founded in 1995, InGroup provides inclusive and targeted stakeholder engagement strategy and outreach for resiliency, infrastructure, and transportation projects in the New York and New Jersey area.
“We are honored to join other quickly growing U.S. firms located in under-resourced communities,’’ said InGroup’s president and founder, Marlene Bauer. “We recognize and thank industry leading groups such as the ICIC for the ICIC100’s 2022 designation, as well as the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Program for inspiring our vision and our talented team who fulfill our mission with distinction.’
ICIC’s mission is to encourage “inclusive economic prosperity in under-resourced communities through innovative research and programs to create jobs, income, and wealth for local residents,’’ with an aspirational vision of eradicating concentrated poverty and closing the nation’s racial wealth gap.
InGroup’s client services include public outreach, stakeholder communications, public affairs, marketing, media relations, records management, and web / digital initiatives. InGroup helps local, state, and federal agencies gain valuable feedback from the public, elected officials, agencies, industry groups, and other stakeholders.
Many of InGroup’s projects have had a specialized focus on reaching underserved communities and individuals to ensure they have a voice in projects, mitigation, and can share some of the economic opportunities, including jobs and contracts, related to those projects.
The firm has led a myriad of public involvement and community engagement efforts for numerous regional agencies, including the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA), NJ TRANSIT, New York City Department of Transportation (NYC DOT), New York City Department of Environmental Protection (NYC DEP), New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP), Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (PANYNJ), Empire State Development (ESD), among others.
For more information on InGroup, team capabilities, and its specialized services, please go the company’s website at www.ingroupinc.com