Sarita Nair

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 …

Three attendees at the Buy Local job fair

First “Buy Local” Joint Procurement Fair

City Alive Aligned Contributions, Connecting People and Places, Entrepreneurship, Policy Change

“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 …

Olivia Padilla-Jackson speaking to class

Closing the Gaps: Questions and Answers

City Alive Aligned Contributions, Connecting People and Places, Entrepreneurship

An Interview with Integration Initiative I3 member, Olivia Padilla-Jackson, Deputy Director of Finance and Administration at the City of Albuquerque Olivia Padilla-Jackson, I3 Table Member and Deputy Director of Finance and Administration with the City of Albuquerque, is a question person. She has to be, she says, to do a job that is focused so much around data. She admits …