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Sandia Labs Offers NM Small Businesses Opportunity to Thrive

City Alive Blog, Business, Connecting People and Places, Entrepreneurship, Talent and Skill Development

Michael J. Baker| June 7, 2018 Michael J. Baker| June 7, 2018 Michael J. Baker| June 7, 2018 Judy Ortiz Rizek is owner and president of The Circuit Shop in Albuquerque, a small, woman-owned business that has contracted with Sandia National Laboratories. Businesses such as The Circuit Shop could qualify for the 5 percent preference under Sandia’s recently launched plan. (Photo …

The Top 10 Things You Didn’t Know About Innovate ABQ

City Alive Aligned Contributions, Blog, Business, Connecting People and Places, Education, Entrepreneurship, Four Entrepreneurs, Talent and Skill Development

June 5, 2018 June 7, 2018 June 7, 2018 Innovate ABQ, a seven-acre campus located at Central and Broadway, is something most in Albuquerque have heard of but few really know. Envisioned as a home to more than 600,000 square feet of laboratories, apartments, startup offices, makerspace and business incubators, it is a key part of the vision for Albuquerque’s …

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A New Incubator Model: People First, Business Second

Thema Blog, Business, Connecting People and Places, Entrepreneurship, Talent and Skill Development

By Josue Olivares, Executive Director, South Valley Economic Development Center | May 22, 2018 By Josue Olivares, Executive Director, South Valley Economic Development Center | May 22, 2018 By Josue Olivares, Executive Director, South Valley Economic Development Center | May 22, 2018 Excited startup owners of all ages and ethnicities come through our doors at the South Valley Economic Development …

Three Case Studies – Programs in the City Alive Family

Thema Blog, Entrepreneurship, Racial Equity, Talent and Skill Development

By City Alive Staff | May 22, 2018 By City Alive Staff | May 22, 2018 By City Alive Staff | May 22, 2018 City Alive depends on our partners. Together, we identify large scale gaps and opportunities in Albuquerque’s entrepreneurial ecosystem, and implement strategies to better support our city‘s entrepreneurs. The case studies available for download below feature three …

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Community Navigator Q&A

City Alive Blog, Entrepreneurship, Racial Equity, Talent and Skill Development

By City Alive Staff| April 26, 2018 By Henry Rael, Program Officer, McCune Charitable Foundation| March 6, 2018 By City Alive Staff| April 26, 2018 Although Albuquerque’s entrepreneurial ecosystem is very active (and actively growing), it can be challenging for business owners to navigate. Sometimes, the system is not all that “user friendly” for our city’s entrepreneurs, especially those from …

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Meeting People Where They Are – City Alive Partners Launch Community Navigator Program

Thema Blog, Entrepreneurship, Racial Equity, Talent and Skill Development

By Henry Rael, Program Officer, McCune Charitable Foundation| April 26, 2018 By Henry Rael, Program Officer, McCune Charitable Foundation| April 26, 2018 By Henry Rael, Program Officer, McCune Charitable Foundation| April 26, 2018 Dr. Shelle Sanchez, the current Director of Cultural Affairs for the City of Albuquerque, once told me about an important distinction she discovered as she learned about …

PBS NewsHour Says New Mexico Is “Down In The Dumps” And The Brain Drain Is To Blame

Thema Blog, Education, Talent and Skill Development

By Robert DelCampo, Ph.D. Executive Director, innovationAcademy, University of New Mexico | March 6, 2018 By Robert DelCampo, Ph.D. Executive Director, innovationAcademy, University of New Mexico | March 6, 2018 By Robert DelCampo, Ph.D. Executive Director, innovationAcademy, University of New Mexico | March 6, 2018 Economics correspondent for PBS NewsHour Paul Solman reported in January on New Mexico’s economy. A …

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Albuquerque’s New Economic Development Director: A Familiar Face

Thema Blog, Policy Change, Racial Equity

By City Alive staff | February 7, 2018 By City Alive staff | February 15, 2018 By City Alive staff | February 15, 2018 Mayor Tim Keller announced Synthia Jaramillo as the City’s next Economic Development Director. A familiar face to City Alive, Synthia’s new role will continue to align efforts around homegrown job creation and racial and income equity …

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What is Co-op Capital?

Thema Blog, Capital and Financing, Co-Op Capital, Racial Equity

By Sandra Ortsman | February 15, 2018 By Sandra Ortsman | February 15, 2018 By Sandra Ortsman | February 15, 2018 What is the goal of Co-op Capital when it comes to entrepreneurs? Co-op Capital expands access to affordable loans. Many promising entrepreneurs in Albuquerque face barrier after barrier in securing capital to start or expand their businesses. Co-op Capital …

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Changing ABQ’s Approach to Latinos in Tech

Thema Blog, Racial Equity, Talent and Skill Development

By City Alive Staff | January 23, 2018 By City Alive Staff | January 23, 2018 By City Alive Staff | January 23, 2018 The number of Latino-owned businesses is reshaping the national economy. The Stanford Latino Entrepreneurship Initiative reports that growth in the number of Latino-owned firms in the United States is outpacing other firms. In fact, the State …