Three Sisters Kitchen: Boosting the Food Economy One Biscochito at a Time

emily hill Blog, Business, Connecting People and Places, Entrepreneurship, Racial Equity, Talent and Skill Development

September 6, 2018 By 2030, the population of New Mexicans aged 65 and over will more than double. That will give us the fourth largest 65+ population in the country, with more people aged 65 and over than under 18. These statistics beg the question: “Who will care for NM’s aging population?” Knowing one in four caregivers is an immigrant, …

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It’s Not Just Beer at Bow & Arrow – A Brewery Linking Indigenous Culture, Community

emily hill Blog, Business, Connecting People and Places, Entrepreneurship, Racial Equity, Talent and Skill Development

September 4, 2018 By 2030, the population of New Mexicans aged 65 and over will more than double. That will give us the fourth largest 65+ population in the country, with more people aged 65 and over than under 18. These statistics beg the question: “Who will care for NM’s aging population?” Knowing one in four caregivers is an immigrant, …

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The Fastest Growing Industry in New Mexico Is Not Tech – It’s Home Health

emily hill Blog, Business, Connecting People and Places, Entrepreneurship, Racial Equity, Talent and Skill Development

By Andrea Plaza, Executive Director, Encuentro New Mexico | August 14, 2018

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How the Keller Administration is Catalyzing Change in the Economy

Thema Blog, Connecting People and Places, Education, Racial Equity

July 31, 2018 It takes a lot to create a successful business: capital, relationships, talent, connections and guidance. Some people have this knowledge and these connections right out of the gate. But most don’t—and this often keeps them from going all-in on their idea. ABQid and WESST have served thousands of aspiring entrepreneurs by providing training, mentoring, connectivity, and capital …

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What Racial Equity Takes – An interview with Erika Bernabei

Thema Blog, Connecting People and Places, Education, Racial Equity

July 31, 2018   Q: How can city dollars support homegrown businesses? A: People don’t realize all the things the government buys. Most people are aware of our multi-million dollar construction projects. But we also spend money on smaller things. We get our carpets cleaned, we have plants, we buy coffee. When we purchase locally, consistently, we use the buying …

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

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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 …

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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 …