Buy Local, Invest in Our Economy

Olivia Aligned Contributions, Blog, Business, Entrepreneurship, Racial Equity

Local shops encourage it. It is on signs at farmers markets. The “buy local” message is a call to collectively lift up local businesses. But it isn’t just about “feeling good”. Buying locally has real economic advantages that make us all better off. Over the last decade, a number of researchers and organizations have taken a closer look at how …

Small Business and the Health of Our City

City Alive Blog, Business, Connecting People and Places, Entrepreneurship, Racial Equity, Talent and Skill Development

As a lifelong resident of New Mexico, I’ve been a web designer/developer professionally for the past 20 years. Last spring, I embarked on the wondrous journey of software entrepreneur with my new company Hangerang. I knew I needed help. So I’ve made a conscious decision to reach out to the local tech/entrepreneur community for guidance which included getting engaged with …

Top 5 Events for Startup Entrepreneurs in ABQ

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

This month Netflix announced its planned acquisition of ABQ Studios. Their expected capital investment to purchase and renovate the studios will be at least $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 …

ABQ’s Top Two Sectors That Need to Scale Now

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

As a lifelong resident of New Mexico, I’ve been a web designer/developer professionally for the past 20 years. Last spring, I embarked on the wondrous journey of software entrepreneur with my new company Hangerang. I knew I needed help. So I’ve made a conscious decision to reach out to the local tech/entrepreneur community for guidance which included getting engaged with …

Will Netflix Really Benefit the Local Economy?

Olivia Aligned Contributions, Blog, Business

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 …

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 …