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 …

Three Sisters Kitchen: Boosting the Food Economy One Biscochito at a Time

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September 6, 2018 By 2030, the population of New Mexicans aged 65 and over will more than double. That will give us the fourth largest 65+ population in the country, with more people aged 65 and over than under 18. These statistics beg the question: “Who will care for NM’s aging population?” Knowing one in four caregivers is an immigrant, …

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It’s Not Just Beer at Bow & Arrow – A Brewery Linking Indigenous Culture, Community

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September 4, 2018 By 2030, the population of New Mexicans aged 65 and over will more than double. That will give us the fourth largest 65+ population in the country, with more people aged 65 and over than under 18. These statistics beg the question: “Who will care for NM’s aging population?” Knowing one in four caregivers is an immigrant, …

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The Fastest Growing Industry in New Mexico Is Not Tech – It’s Home Health

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By Andrea Plaza, Executive Director, Encuentro New Mexico | August 14, 2018

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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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What Racial Equity Takes – An interview with Erika Bernabei

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July 31, 2018   Q: How can city dollars support homegrown businesses? A: People don’t realize all the things the government buys. Most people are aware of our multi-million dollar construction projects. But we also spend money on smaller things. We get our carpets cleaned, we have plants, we buy coffee. When we purchase locally, consistently, we use the buying …

What happens when an accelerator and incubator collide?

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By T.J. Cook, ABQid | July 17, 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 …

Startup Life in ABQ: The Pros and Cons with Tech Entrepreneur Javier Romero

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July 17, 2018 The 38-year-old New Mexico-native Javier Romero is not only building a tech company, he’s trying to change the way we behave on the internet. His new venture Hangerang incentivizes offline interaction and real-life friendships using an online platform. It is a heady endeavor, but he’s backed by the supportive and diverse tech ecosystem here in Albuquerque. Here’s …