Vanessa Roanhorse of Roanhorse Consulting

Native Entrepreneurship

City Alive Business, Capital and Financing, Entrepreneurship, Finance

Creating robust business development support systems for Native American entrepreneurs and business owners is on its way in Albuquerque. The time to create robust systems for Native American entrepreneurship is ripe according to Vanessa Roanhorse, the principal at Roanhorse Consulting, LLC. Vanessa, who is originally from Window Rock, AZ, the capital of the Navajo Nation, is one of the key …

Angelo Gonzales, Executive Director of Mission: Graduate

Closing the Gaps: One Person at a Time

City Alive Aligned Contributions, Connecting People and Places, Education

An interview with Integration Initiative I3 member, Angelo Gonzales, Executive Director of Mission: Graduate The Albuquerque Living Cities Integration Initiative has big goals. The Initiative and its coalition of the willing are working to reduce the percentage of the population working public sector jobs, reduce unemployment, and create 10,000 new jobs in Albuquerque, all by 2025. With goals of that …

Winners of the Mayor’s Prize for Entrepreneurship

Mayor’s Prize Awards $200K

City Alive Aligned Contributions, Capital and Financing, Connecting People and Places, Entrepreneurship

The second annual Mayor’s Prize doles out big bucks to organizations creating a stronger entrepreneurial ecosystem in Albuquerque Four Albuquerque organizations won a total of $200,000 this month as part of the Mayor’s Prize for Entrepreneurship. The prize – funded by a partnership between the Albuquerque Community Foundation, the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, and the City of Albuquerque – supports …

President Bob Frank of University of New Mexico presenting

Innovate ABQ – A Collective Dream

City Alive Aligned Contributions, Connecting People and Places, Education, Entrepreneurship

Innovate ABQ has been a collective dream of Albuquerque’s for years, and that dream is more of a reality each day Innovate ABQ has been a collective dream of Albuquerque’s for years. It came into fruition in 2012 when the then newly appointed UNM President Bob Frank invited a cohort from Albuquerque—including Mayor Richard J Berry, and UNM and economic …

Robin Brulé speaking with two people

A City In Bloom

City Alive Connecting People and Places, Entrepreneurship, Policy Change

The Albuquerque Integration Initiative was paid a visit from Living Cities last week to connect on our work together to help Albuquerque “bloom” into a desirable place to live, work and prosper On Tuesday, August 9th, members of the Albuquerque Living Cities Integration Initiative met with national Living Cities leaders to discuss the results of the Initiative since Albuquerque was selected …

Community Development flyer

Co-Op Capital and the Fed

City Alive Business, Capital and Financing, Finance, Policy Change

Robin Brulé, Nusenda’s Senior Vice President of Community Relations and Assistant to the President shares Co-op Capital Concept at the fed’s regional symposium On Wednesday, June 15th, Nusenda Credit Union participated at the Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) Regional Symposium hosted by the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis. This invitation-only symposium in Memphis Tennessee targeted CDFI practitioners across the …

Debbie Johnson, CNM Director of Education

Unleashing Potential: CNM’s Big Plans

City Alive Business, Connecting People and Places, Education, Entrepreneurship

The Entrepreneurial Mindset Program first landed in Albuquerque in 2015. Developed from the Entrepreneurial Learning Initiative’s (ELI) international curriculum, CNM harnessed the opportunity to build out a program based on the fundamental aspects of successful entrepreneurs. Shortly after the Program landed in Albuquerque, the City of Albuquerque became the first city in America to embrace entrepreneurial mindset training, capturing interest …

Olivia Padilla-Jackson speaking to class

Data Gaps Meet Their Match

City Alive Data, Policy Change

Olivia Padilla-Jackson, CABQ’s Deputy Director of Finance, brings a wealth of experience and data-creativity to the Integration Initiative Olivia Padilla-Jackson, the City’s Deputy Director of Finance, makes data about the coolest thing since sliced bread. Her passion for collecting and tracking data is palpable and informed by a broad background in federal, state, and city government. Her work experience spans …

Robin Brulé speaking at Investment Connection

Co-Op Capital Meets the Sharks

City Alive Capital and Financing, Co-Op Capital, Connecting People and Places, Finance

Nusenda presents success-driven case for co-op capital Late last month, Robin Brulé of Albuquerque’s Living Cities Integration Initiative, Frank Mirabal, Director of Collective Impact at the Mayor’s Office, and Jennifer Riordan, AVP of Community Relations at Wells Fargo Bank presented to 50+ investors at the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City’s Investment Connection event. The three Albuquerque Living Cities Integration …