The Business World Needs More Artists: Keshet Answers the Call

Olivia Art, Blog, Business, Connecting People and Places, Entrepreneurship

This month Netflix announced its planned acquisition of ABQ Studios for $30 million. The deal promises to bring $1 billion in production to New Mexico over the next decade, creating up to 1,000 production jobs a year. Considering the New Mexico economy received $234.2 million in direct spending from the film industry last year, a new $100 million dollar infusion …

Synthia Jaramillo: Our Businesses Need to Reflect Our City’s Diversity

Sommer Smith Aligned Contributions, Blog, Business, Connecting People and Places, Entrepreneurship, Policy Change, Racial Equity

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

emily hill Blog, Business, Connecting People and Places, Entrepreneurship, Racial Equity, Talent and Skill Development

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

emily hill Blog, Business, Connecting People and Places, Entrepreneurship, Racial Equity, Talent and Skill Development

September 4, 2018 Is there such a thing as too many breweries? In New Mexico, the answer is a resounding “no!” Albuquerque Business First reports the state’s brewery and taproom count has more than tripled in the last six years. But even with so much competition, one company isn’t having trouble setting itself apart. Bow & Arrow Brewing makes headlines …

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

emily hill Blog, Business, Connecting People and Places, Entrepreneurship, Racial Equity, Talent and Skill Development

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

What happens when an accelerator and incubator collide?

Thema Blog, Business, Connecting People and Places, Education, Entrepreneurship, Talent and Skill Development, Technology

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

Thema Blog, Business, Education, Entrepreneurship, Talent and Skill Development, Technology

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 …