Lupoli Lauded as Economic Visionary; Developer, Company Receive Inner City Innovation Award

LAWRENCE — Sal Lupoli and Lupoli Companies were honored this month with the inaugural Marcia Lamb Inner City Innovation Award recognizing visionaries leading change in urban economic development and inner cities.

The award was presented by the Initiative for a Competitive Inner City during its annual 2015 Inner City 100 Conference and Award Ceremony on Oct. 7 at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum in Boston.

The event sought to recognize the fastest-growing, inner-city businesses in the U.S.

Lupoli and his Lawrence-based Lupoli Companies were recognized at a special luncheon held in their honor during the business symposium that preceded the award ceremony.

A short video produced for the award included some kudos to Lupoli from current and former Govs. Charlie Baker and Deval Patrick, as well as several other business and community leaders. 

Steve Grossman, CEO of the Initiative for a Competitive Inner City, told the luncheon crowd, according to a release, that the video included a lot of favorable remarks about Lupoli.

"The video said Sal is a risk taker, an innovator, a visionary, that he is persistent, that he is a role model and coalition builder," Grossman said. "To all those words I’d like to add one and that’s the word citizen. Sal Lupoli is a citizen in the finest sense of the word.”

Lupoli Companies Real Estate Division is a vertically integrated owner, operator and developer of commercial and mixed-use real estate with a portfolio that includes more than 3.6 million square feet of property. Its work includes adaptive reuse and asset repositioning of historic mill buildings, ground-up construction and comprehensive property management.

The full-day business symposium as part of the Initiative for a Competitive Inner City conference featured management case studies from Harvard Business School professors and interactive sessions with top CEOs.

The national nonprofit initiative was founded in 1994 by Harvard Business School Professor Michael E. Porter. Its 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. To learn more, visit


By Press Release  •  October 25,  2015  •  The Eagle Tribune