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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].

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
Albuquerque Convention and Visitors Bureau 
Albuquerque Economic Development
Albuquerque Film Office
Albuquerque Hispano Chamber of Commerce
Albuquerque Independent Business Alliance
American Indian Chamber of Commerce
American Planning Association, NM Chapter
APS School Board
Bernalillo County Economic Development
Broadway Central Corridors Partnership
CNM Workforce Center
Downtown Action Team
Greater Albuquerque Chamber of Commerce
Jobs with Justice
Junior Achievement New Mexico
Metro New Mexico Development Alliance
Micro and Nanotechnology Commercialization Education Foundation
Middle Region Council of Governments
National Association of Industrial and Office Properties, NM
New Mexico Community Development Loan Fund
New Mexico Economic Development
New Mexico McCune Foundation
New Mexico Voices for Children
Next Generation Economy, Inc.
Santa Fe Business Incubator
Sawmill Community Land Trust
Southwest Organizing Project
Technology Ventures Corporation
UNM Anderson School of Management
UNM Bureau of Business and Economic Research
UNM School of Architecture and Planning
UNM Technology Management Center
Youth Development, Inc.

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"
Michael Shellenberger, Apollo Alliance
Robert Leaver, New Commons, Inc.

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