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By City Alive

June 27, 2019

City data for a civic purpose

Across the nation, cities are making a commitment to use data to become better change-makers. Albuquerque is one of those cities. Together, we can look at data to understand how our city is doing, what it needs, and where there is room for improvement. So, what has Albuquerque learned so far? 



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Connecting data for equitable changes

By Brittany Ortiz

Deputy Director of the Office of Equity and Inclusion, City of Albuquerque

Across the nation, cities are making a commitment to use data to become better change-makers. Albuquerque is one of those cities. Together, we can look at data to understand how our city is doing, what it needs, and where there is room for improvement. So, what has Albuquerque learned so far? 



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New employment data

How is Albuquerque doing?


With weekly wages at $944, an all-time high for the city, and unemployment remaining low, Albuquerque is proving that it can make positive, sustainable changes for its residents. While these numbers are worth celebrating, we need to make sure we keep our sights set on closing the racial wealth and employment gaps in our community.

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Creating New Pathways to Capital


By Robin Brulé & Alvin Warren

Featured in Stanford Social Innovation Review (SSIR)

"When it comes to addressing cycles of intergenerational poverty and racial inequity, no single organization, program, or state can do it alone. We hope that innovative approaches...can take hold across the United States and build better conditions for everyone to succeed."
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Connecting the Dots...

City Alive's goal is to close the gap in business ownership and leadership with a focus on people of color. By looking at data available to us from the City of Albuquerque, we can track how we are doing and see where changes need to be made — like finding alternative pathways to accessing capital. 


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