Rick Rennie

Closing the Gaps: Teaching to Fish

City Alive Aligned Contributions, Connecting People and Places

An interview with Integration Initiative I3 member, Rick Rennie, Asset Manager for HDIC Rick Rennie, I3 Table Member and Asset Manager for the Historic District Improvement Co., is no stranger to economic development and revitalization in Albuquerque. In addition to his work with Albuquerque’s Integration Initiative, Rick works with HDIC, managing lofts and business spaces downtown and using real estate …

View of Downtown Albuquerque at night

Bridging the Digital Divide

City Alive Aligned Contributions, Connecting People and Places, Technology, Technology Commercialization

The evolution of building a smart city Recent investments in Albuquerque’s digital infrastructure are poised to provide more access to affordable high-speed internet for businesses and households across Albuquerque and will facilitate the City’s plans for new digital services like smart LED street lighting, faster crime reporting and smart parking meters, said Peter Ambs, Chief Information Officer at the City …

Mayor Richard Berry speaking to two people

2016 Reflections from the ABQLC Steering Committee

City Alive Aligned Contributions, Connecting People and Places

ABQLC steering committee members Mayor Berry and Terry Laudick reflect on the Initiative’s progress in 2016. In 2013 we set a shared vision of job creation and economic mobility through innovation and entrepreneurship. Reflecting back on 2016, it is clear that making our vision a reality means creating conditions for economic growth while also focusing on equity and serving all …

Side shot of three women smiling in a meeting

14 Highlights from 2016

City Alive Aligned Contributions, Connecting People and Places

A year in review – 2016 2016 was a year for us to remember, and we haven’t come this far to simply come this far. We are in this for the long haul. This work of changing systems and the ways they support people is a long-term challenge, but it is well worth every ounce of effort. We are already …

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 …

Mayor Richard Berry with 5 others

Sandia Science & Tech Park Generates Thousands of Jobs

City Alive Entrepreneurship, Technology, Technology Commercialization

Earlier this month Albuquerque was abuzz with a report by the Mid Region Council of Governments (MRCOG) on the economic impact of the Sandia Science and Technology Park. And with good reason. Since it was established in 1998, the Sandia Science and Technology Park has generated over $2.6 billion in economic activity and created thousands of high paying jobs in …

Synthia Jaramillo teaching a class

Closing the Gaps: Bringing Inclusiveness to Entrepreneurship

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

An interview with Integration Initiative I3 member, Synthia Jaramillo, Chief Operating Officer of the Albuquerque Hispano Chamber of Commerce For the past few years, Albuquerque has received national attention for its growing entrepreneurial ecosystem and growth in small business. But if you ask Synthia Jaramillo, COO of the Albuquerque Hispano Chamber of Commerce and I3 Leadership Table member for Albuquerque’s …