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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What is Co-op Capital?

Thema Blog, Capital and Financing, Co-Op Capital, Racial Equity

By Sandra Ortsman | February 15, 2018 By Sandra Ortsman | February 15, 2018 By Sandra Ortsman | February 15, 2018 What is the goal of Co-op Capital when it comes to entrepreneurs? Co-op Capital expands access to affordable loans. Many promising entrepreneurs in Albuquerque face barrier after barrier in securing capital to start or expand their businesses. Co-op Capital …

Synthia Jaramillo

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 …

Fathers Building Futures

Re-entry – The Business of Keeping Fathers Out of Prison

Thema Business, Education, Entrepreneurship, Video

December 20, 2017 Fathers Building Futures in Albuquerque, New Mexico, is using jobs to break a vicious cycle of incarceration. Nearly half of all inmates in New Mexico return to prison. But through Fathers Building Futures, 3 out of 4 stay out of prison and keep jobs that allow them to support their families. This video is part of a …

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 …

Q&A with Dorian Rader about the Tech Navigator Program

Thema Blog, Entrepreneurship, Talent and Skill Development, Technology, Technology Commercialization

By City Alive staff | November 21, 2017 By City Alive staff | November 21, 2017 By City Alive staff | November 21, 2017 In Fall of 2017, City Alive and its partners launched a pilot program called the Tech Navigator program to assist in technology transfer and the commercialization of research. We interviewed Dorian Rader, the program’s lead tech …

Philanthropy’s Clear Role in Local Economic Development

Thema Aligned Contributions, Blog, Business, Capital and Financing, Entrepreneurship

By Kelli Cooper, Vice President, Albuquerque Community Foundation | November 21, 2017 By Kelli Cooper, Vice President, Albuquerque Community Foundation | November 21, 2017 By Kelli Cooper, Vice President, Albuquerque Community Foundation | November 21, 2017 Around this time three years ago we were at the Epicenter at Innovate ABQ for our first Mayor’s Prize for Entrepreneurship and I remember …

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From Harvard to Albuquerque: Steps Toward Equity and Inclusion

Thema Blog, Capital and Financing

By Elena Hoffnagle and Andrew Sugrue, graduate students at Harvard’s John F. Kennedy School of Government | November 7, 2017 By Elena Hoffnagle and Andrew Sugrue, graduate students at Harvard’s John F. Kennedy School of Government | November 7, 2017 By Elena Hoffnagle and Andrew Sugrue, graduate students at Harvard’s John F. Kennedy School of Government | November 7, 2017 …

Funding Timeline: Over $30 Million for homegrown jobs, racial & income equity

Thema Blog, Capital and Financing

By City Alive Staff |November 7, 2017 By City Alive Staff | November 7, 2017 By City Alive Staff | November 7, 2017 City Alive partners have been working toward a shared vision of job creation, economic mobility and racial equity since 2014. The goal of creating 10,000 new living-wage jobs in Albuquerque with a focus on income and racial …

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The 5 Most Common Questions, Answered

Thema Business, Connecting People and Places, Entrepreneurship

By City Alive Staff | September 20, 2017 By City Alive Staff | September 20, 2017 By City Alive Staff | October 17, 2017 City Alive’s North Star is homegrown job creation. Our goal is to add 10,000 net new jobs by the year 2025. These 10,000 jobs are defined as living-wage jobs that create opportunities for low income people …