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100 fastest growing inner city businesses

22. TPR Media/Ubicare
22. TPR Media/Ubicare
Betsy Weaver, CEO
2009 Revenues: $2 million
5-year Annual Growth Rate: 56%

Betsy Weaver
Location: Jamaica Plain, MA
Year Founded: 2002

About the business:
CEO Betsy Weaver co-founded TPR Media with Marc Gascon to function as a Web-based healthcare content provider and communication services company, allowing hospitals and medical providers to send out messages and newsletters to their patients.

TPR Media's clients include more than 200 hospitals and Department of Defense hospitals in the U.S. and around the world. In January 2011, TPR launched UbiCare, the first healthcare content marketplace that helps hospitals and healthcare providers communicate with patients through social media channels.

--By Eno Alfred and Alex Rodriguez

The Initiative for a Competitive Inner City (ICIC) defines inner cities as core urban areas with higher unemployment and poverty rates and lower median incomes than their surrounding metropolitan statistical areas. For the 2011 list, ICIC received more than 2,000 solicited nominations using its database of small businesses and through the support of its nominating partners, including the U.S. Conference of Mayors, Staples, and the Small Business Administration. Companies were ranked by compound annual growth rate (CAGR) based on their revenue over the five-year period between 2005 and 2009 (the last year for which complete data was available).
Last updated May 18 2011: 5:14 PM ET
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