Michelle Melendez

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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How to Boost Economic Prosperity: Hire an Intern

Thema Blog, Connecting People and Places, Education, Talent and Skill Development

By Tony Monfiletto, Future Focused Education Director | 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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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

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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 …

Synthia Jaramillo

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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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 …

Four Years in Review – A Hard Look at the Data

Thema Blog, Data, Talent and Skill Development

By Robin Brulé, Chief Strategist, City Alive | December 12, 2017 By Robin Brulé, Chief Strategist, City Alive | December 12, 2017 By Robin Brulé, Chief Strategist, City Alive | December 12, 2017 City Alive is focused on accelerating job creation and economic mobility through innovation and entrepreneurship with long-term goals of: We chose these goals because they indicate strong …

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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 …

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Racial Equity at City of Albuquerque

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Albuquerque is reshaping government by advancing racial equity. In partnership with Living Cities and the Government Alliance on Race and Equity, CABQ is looking at the power of government to change systems to improve outcomes for people of color, as well as improving outcomes for everyone.