Henry Rael presenting at meeting

Reversing Babel

City Alive Business, Connecting People and Places, Entrepreneurship

The Initiative’s Molino Project is working to create a shared language to accomplish the work before us If you’ve ever heard the myth of the Tower of Babel you know its story of both the staggering power of unified language and the muddled chaos of language divide. In the myth, meant to explain the origin of different languages, all of humanity was …

Five hardhats resting on shovels

Innovate ABQ Board Expansion

City Alive Business, Connecting People and Places, Education

Innovate ABQ announces President Kathie Winograd of Central New Mexico Community College as Innovate ABQ’s newest board member This week Innovate ABQ announced the addition of Dr. Katharine Winograd, President of Central New Mexico Community College (CNM), to the Board of Directors. The announcement marks a distinct step in the organization’s mission to strengthen Albuquerque’s economic base and to provide a “work, live, …

Murat Okandan, COO of mPower attending a panel discussion

The State of Innovation

City Alive Business, Entrepreneurship, Technology, Technology Commercialization

The meaning and drive behind our state’s most compelling and brave tech start-ups In more ways than one it is perplexing to consider leaving a long-term career at one of the nation’s premiere national laboratories to enter the rough-and-tumble waters of a start-up. But for some—like Murat Okandan, PhD—entrepreneurship is the chosen path when research from behind the fence can change the way …

Kei Tsuzuki making textiles

The Craft of Giving Back

City Alive Art, Capital and Financing, Entrepreneurship

Kei and Molly Textiles LLC is not only a highly successful and growing creative business; their social enterprise model supports refugees and immigrants with training, employment and benefits For Kei Tsuzuki and Molly Luethi, giving back to the community was a business priority from the very day they founded their textile printing studio in 2010. United by a shared sense of social …

Synthia Jaramillo speaking at meeting

Hub Policy Change

City Alive Aligned Contributions, Business, Policy Change, Racial Equity

The Albuquerque Hispano Chamber of Commerce lobbies to change how our government supports small business—and for the better Over the past two years the Albuquerque Hispano Chamber of Commerce has been toiling away behind the scenes, lobbying to create more economic opportunities for local minority, women and veteran owned businesses as well as small disadvantaged businesses. Their main strategy, the HUBDO program, proposes …

Robin Brulé speaking with two people

A City In Bloom

City Alive Connecting People and Places, Entrepreneurship, Policy Change

The Albuquerque Integration Initiative was paid a visit from Living Cities last week to connect on our work together to help Albuquerque “bloom” into a desirable place to live, work and prosper On Tuesday, August 9th, members of the Albuquerque Living Cities Integration Initiative met with national Living Cities leaders to discuss the results of the Initiative since Albuquerque was selected …

Harry Pappas Manager of BioSafe Technologies LLC

Tech Commercialization Taking Off

City Alive Business, Entrepreneurship, Technology, Technology Commercialization

UNM’s focus on technology commercialization is budding new and promising local companies like Biosafe Technologies LLC UNM turned its focus to technology commercialization three years ago with a visit to the University of Florida’s Innovation Square. That trip marked a distinct shift in UNM’s approach to commercializing research; the University was setting out to play a significant role in growing …

Picture of Policy Lab brochure

Policy Labs Driving Impact

City Alive Connecting People and Places, Data

Five Albuquerque Living Cities Integration Initiative members traveled to Boston to learn about policy labs, a smart, cross-sector data collection model that is working across the country Economic growth is taking hold in Albuquerque—thanks to diverse efforts from community members, stakeholders, and new initiatives—and this year, that progress  will become much more measurable. Among other strategies, Albuquerque is exploring an opportunity recently offered  …

Mayor Berry shakes hands with developer

Innovate ABQ Breaks Ground

City Alive Aligned Contributions, Connecting People and Places

Innovate ABQ partners and developers break ground on the Lobo Rainforest building, kicking off the first phase at the core site The first of an anticipated four-phase development framework for the Innovate ABQ site kicked off last week with a ceremonial groundbreaking for the Lobo Rainforest Building at the seven-acre site on the corner of Broadway Boulevard and Central Avenue. …