Each year since 1999, Inc. magazine has worked with the Initiative for a Competitive Inner City (ICIC), a Boston-based non profit, to identify the fastest growing companies in urban neighborhoods. The companies that have made the list in years past are a pretty amazing bunch.

The deadline for nominations for the 2007 list is approaching fast, so if you are a privately-held company in an urban neighborhood, please click here and follow the step-by-step nomination process.

Not sure if you're urban area is urban enough? Here's a handy explanation of the criteria--or let the good folks at ICIC figure out if your area qualifies, by filling out this form.

To find out more about the list, click here to browse the 2006 list, and here to browse the 2005 list.