Synthia Jaramillo: Our Businesses Need to Reflect Our City’s Diversity

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By Synthia Jaramillo, Director of Economic Development, City of Albuquerque | September 27, 2018 Albuquerque’s rich history and cultural diversity are unrivaled—they are what make us special. And as the City of Albuquerque’s first woman and first Latina Economic Development Director, it’s an honor to be part of this history. When Mayor Keller appointed me as the City of Albuquerque’s …

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Michelle Melendez – On Hispanic Heritage Month: The Complex Intersections of Race, Culture, History and Economy

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By Michelle Melendez, Director of Equity and Inclusion, City of Albuquerque | September 27, 2018 Albuquerque’s rich history and cultural diversity are unrivaled—they are what make us special. And as the City of Albuquerque’s first woman and first Latina Economic Development Director, it’s an honor to be part of this history. When Mayor Keller appointed me as the City of …

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Albuquerque’s New Economic Development Director: A Familiar Face

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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 …

The Triple Economic Benefit of Early Childhood Education – Adrián Pedroza

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By Adrián Pedroza, Social Enterprise Director, Partnership for Community Action | September 20, 2017 By Adrián Pedroza, Social Enterprise Director, Partnership for Community Action | September 20, 2017 By Adrián Pedroza, Social Enterprise Director, Partnership for Community Action | September 20, 2017 My earliest memories as a child are the various caregivers that my parents entrusted to care for me …

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With $1.5 Billion in Spending Power, Albuquerque Institutions Can Be Engines of Change

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  This strategy of encouraging large institutions to spend their dollars locally (for example purchasing paper from a local paper manufacturer or hiring a local demolition firm for construction needs) can dramatically improve results for all types of local businesses in Albuquerque. And the great thing about this strategy is that it does not require any increase in expenditures or …

Molino Project Launches Its Pilot

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City Alive’s Molino Project is launching its pilot project focused on increasing connections across Albuquerque’s business support agencies. Streamlining the process for entrepreneurs who are starting or scaling up a business has been on our minds since we got started in 2014. Over the last three years we have been working with partners to identify areas where City Alive could …

Two Nonprofits Recognized as Job Creators

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The Mayor’s Prize for Entrepreneurship and Healthy Neighborhoods ABQ recognized with City Alive Job Creator Award for their contributions to job growth in Albuquerque On July 20th two nonprofit programs were recognized for their contributions to Albuquerque’s job growth, which is now in its 43nd consecutive month of positive growth. Healthy Neighborhoods ABQ, a program led by UNM Health Sciences …

Hakim Bellamy Reading Poem City Alive

The Story of City Alive

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City Alive, a name inspired by poet and entrepreneur Hakim Bellamy, represents growth in Albuquerque’s Integration Initiative; with an eye to the past, we are working toward a future with opportunity for all in Albuquerque who seek it. From when it was first spoken to a room of over a hundred volunteers who worked tirelessly to set our course to …

Three attendees at the Buy Local job fair

First “Buy Local” Joint Procurement Fair

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“Buy Local” Joint Procurement Fair attended by over 200 local business owners and employees to learn about work with Albuquerque anchor institutions. To kick off Small Business Week, Albuquerque Living Cities Integration Initiative, alongside the City of Albuquerque, the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center, Albuquerque Public Schools, Central New Mexico Community College and the Albuquerque Hispano Chamber of …

Data Check-In: Here’s Where ABQ Stands

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Since 2013, Albuquerque’s Living Cities Integration Initiative has been working on creating more jobs and prosperity in Albuquerque, from the ground up. Here’s where Albuquerque stands. The Albuquerque Living Cities Integration Initiative is focused on collecting and reviewing three different types of data: long-term outcomes focused on wide-spread job creation and economic mobility, medium-term outcomes focused on growing businesses, and …