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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How to Boost Economic Prosperity: Hire an Intern

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By Tony Monfiletto, Future Focused Education Director | August 14, 2018

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How the Keller Administration is Catalyzing Change in the Economy

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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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A New Incubator Model: People First, Business Second

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By Josue Olivares, Executive Director, South Valley Economic Development Center | May 22, 2018 By Josue Olivares, Executive Director, South Valley Economic Development Center | May 22, 2018 By Josue Olivares, Executive Director, South Valley Economic Development Center | May 22, 2018 Excited startup owners of all ages and ethnicities come through our doors at the South Valley Economic Development …

Three Case Studies – Programs in the City Alive Family

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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

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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 …