Welcome to the City of Albuquerque

Community Economic Forum 2004

Building a World Class City: Albuquerque's Economic Future

Kiva Auditorium, Albuquerque Convention Center
Saturday, April 10, 9-11 am

We're promoting a fresh, innovative participatory approach to creating economic development in Albuquerque that is rooted in our community's unique assets and resources. Public participation in the process is fundamental. Please join us for a free, city-wide community forum entitled "Building a World Class City: Albuquerque's Economic Future." The forum will begin with a presentation about the March 25-26 Summit's outcomes, followed by an opportunity for citizens to provide feedback and additional brainstorming.

For more information, please call 768-3100 / TTY 768-2474 or email [email protected].

Newspaper editorial about the March 25-26 Summit!

The following common questions serve as a spine to the "Building a World Class City: Albuquerque's Economic Future" participatory process:

  • What do you want as economic development goals?
  • What current, creative assets will most get us to where we must go?
  • What projects can we capitalize on or initiate?
  • What best practices can we use to develop an effective planning process and infrastructure?

As you begin to brainstorm economic development strategies, consider the following specific questions:

  • What major creative assets will we leverage?
  • What guiding principles will shape the plan?
  • What are the most vital elements / industries to pursue in the next economy for Albuquerque?
  • Which current projects best fit the emerging plan? Which projects have a full head of steam? Which pilot projects require going to scale? Which projects are ripe for cooperation?
  • What will we have to learn to do next that we do not yet know how to do?
  • How do we design the planning process and infrastructure?

Additional Websites
ACCION New Mexico http://www.accionnm.org
Albuquerque Arts Alliance http://www.abqarts.org/
Albuquerque Convention and Visitors Bureau http://www.abqcvb.org
Albuquerque Economic Development http://www.abq.org
Albuquerque Film Office http://www.cabq.gov/film/index.html
Albuquerque Hispano Chamber of Commerce http://www.ahcnm.org
Albuquerque Independent Business Alliance http://www.keepitquerque.org
American Indian Chamber of Commerce http://www.aicc-nm.org
American Planning Association, NM Chapter http://www.nmapa.org
APS School Board http://ww2.aps.edu
Bernalillo County Economic Development http://www.bernco.gov/live/departments.asp?dept=2349
Broadway Central Corridors Partnership http://www.edocharrette.com
Downtown Action Team http://www.downtownabq.com
Economic Forum http://abec.unm.edu/Economic_Forum/EFHome.htm
Greater Albuquerque Chamber of Commerce http://abqchamber.com
Jobs with Justice http://www.jwj.org
Junior Achievement New Mexico http://newmexico.ja.org
Metro New Mexico Development Alliance http://www.nmsitesearch.com
Micro and Nanotechnology Commercialization Education Foundation http://www.mancef.org
Middle Region Council of Governments http://www.mrcog-nm.gov
National Association of Industrial and Office Properties, NM http://www.naiopnm.org
New Mexico Community Development Loan Fund http://www.nmcdlf.org
New Mexico Economic Development http://www.edd.state.nm.us
New Mexico McCune Foundation http://www.nmmccune.org
New Mexico Voices for Children http://www.nmvoices.org
Next Generation Economy, Inc. http://www.nextgenclusters.net
Santa Fe Business Incubator http://www.sfbi.net
Sawmill Community Land Trust http://www.sawmillclt.org
Southwest Organizing Project http://www.swop.net
Technology Ventures Corporation http://www.techventures.org/NM
TVI Workforce Center http://planet.tvi.cc.nm.us/wtc
UNM Anderson School of Management http://www.mgt.unm.edu
UNM Bureau of Business and Economic Research http://www.unm.edu/~bber
UNM School of Architecture and Planning http://saap.unm.edu
UNM Technology Management Center http://mot.mgt.unm.edu/tmc
WESST Corp http://www.wesst.org
Youth Development, Inc. http://www.ydinm.org
1000 Friends of New Mexico http://www.1000friends-nm.org/
If we've missed any helpful websites, please email your addition to [email protected] and we'll input the link immediately!

Recommended Reading

Summit Presenters
Greg LeRoy, Good Jobs First
Ernesto Sirolli, Ernesto Sirolli "Enterprise Facilitation Model" (2.3MB)
Michael Shellenberger, Apollo Alliance
Robert Leaver, New Commons, Inc.

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