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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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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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 …

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With $1.5 Billion in Spending Power, Albuquerque Institutions Can Be Engines of Change

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  This strategy of encouraging large institutions to spend their dollars locally (for example purchasing paper from a local paper manufacturer or hiring a local demolition firm for construction needs) can dramatically improve results for all types of local businesses in Albuquerque. And the great thing about this strategy is that it does not require any increase in expenditures or …

Three attendees at the Buy Local job fair

First “Buy Local” Joint Procurement Fair

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“Buy Local” Joint Procurement Fair attended by over 200 local business owners and employees to learn about work with Albuquerque anchor institutions. To kick off Small Business Week, Albuquerque Living Cities Integration Initiative, alongside the City of Albuquerque, the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center, Albuquerque Public Schools, Central New Mexico Community College and the Albuquerque Hispano Chamber of …

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ABQ Program For Immigrant Entrepreneurs Receives National Funding

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The Albuquerque Hispano Chamber of Commerce’s Emprendedores Program receives national funding. The Albuquerque Hispano Chamber of Commerce’s nationally recognized entrepreneurial training course, Emprendedores, was awarded funding this year from the United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and Wells Fargo Bank. The Emprendedores program, which kicked off in 2014, was the first of its kind in the state. Emprendedores focuses on …

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Albuquerque Hispano Chamber of Commerce on Racial Equity

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Over the past two years the Albuquerque Hispano Chamber of Commerce has been lobbying to create more economic opportunities for local minority, women and veteran owned businesses as well as small disadvantaged businesses. Their main strategy, the HUBDO Program, proposes that historically underutilized businesses—or hubs—gain better access to city, county and state procurement opportunities.

Synthia Jaramillo teaching a class

Closing the Gaps: Bringing Inclusiveness to Entrepreneurship

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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 …

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Hub Policy Change

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The Albuquerque Hispano Chamber of Commerce lobbies to change how our government supports small business—and for the better Over the past two years the Albuquerque Hispano Chamber of Commerce has been toiling away behind the scenes, lobbying to create more economic opportunities for local minority, women and veteran owned businesses as well as small disadvantaged businesses. Their main strategy, the HUBDO program, proposes …