DHD Films’ 543% Growth Rate Lands it on Inner City 100 List

The annual ranking from Initiative for a Competitive Inner City showcases the fastest-growing urban businesses in America.

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The Initiative for a Competitive Inner City and Fortune have selected DHD Films for the prestigious 2016 Inner City 100 list.

This recognition places Dallas-based DHD Films in an exemplary lineage of nearly 900 fast-growing and innovative inner city businesses. DHD Films ranked 20th overall on the list of 100 with a five-year growth rate of 543 percent from 2011-2015.

ICIC’s Inner City 100 list is compiled annually and features high-powered, high-potential businesses from around the country with headquarters in inner cities. Ranked by revenue growth, the esteemed recipients go on to have their names published in Fortune. The full list can be viewed on the Fortune website.

The rankings for each company were announced at the Inner City 100 Conference and Awards Ceremony on Sept. 14 in Boston, Massachusetts.

In addition to announcing the list, Shezad and Hussain Manjee, founder and CEO of DHD Films were invited to gather for a full-day event featuring thought-provoking sessions, insightful leadership advice, and robust networking opportunities.

“We are extraordinarily proud of these pioneering entrepreneurs who lead the way in economic revitalization in America’s inner cities,” Steve Grossman, CEO of ICIC, said of the honored businesses.

Boasting an average five-year growth rate of 458 percent between 2011 and 2015, the 2016 Inner City 100 winners represent a wide span of geography, hailing from 42 cities and 25 states.

Highlights of the 2016 Inner City 100 include:

• Created 4,696 new jobs in the last five years

• Average company age is 16 years

• Average 2015 revenue is $12.2 million

• 34 percent are women-owned and 37 percent are minority-owned

• 26 industries represented in the top 100

About Initiative for a Competitive Inner City

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. Learn more at icic.org.

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