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City of Albuquerque Announces New Public/Private Partnership Economic Development Project

November 15, 2016

Albuquerque- The City of Albuquerque, Marble Street Studio and area businesses and organizations are teaming up on a new economic development resource available to everyone. The Free ABQ Images Library is an online collection of professional photos and videos of Albuquerque and the surrounding area that can be downloaded and used by anyone for free.  

The official kickoff of the Free ABQ Images Library will be tonight at 5:30pm at Marble Street Studio, 111 Iron SW.

“Albuquerque is a stunningly beautiful city, rich with cultural assets and full of economic resources and opportunities. This digital image library seeks to capture all of that in one place,” Albuquerque’s Chief of Staff, Gilbert Montano said. “It’s a great resource that the City, and our economic developers, can draw on to help market Albuquerque by showing what a special place it is to live and do business in. It’s also a great free marketing resource for all our local businesses.”

The library already has 400 high-quality, professional images taken by Marble Street Studio, an Albuquerque based photography and video production studio. Over the next year, Marble Street will be adding to the collection, with photos and videos highlighting our many industrial, high-tech, innovative, academic and quality of life assets.  

“We’ve had the privilege to work and shoot in Albuquerque for more than 30 years and share our images with people from all over the world,” said John Yost, Marble Street Studio Founder. “With this project, we can give back to the community that has supported us all of these years. We want to see Albuquerque succeed. We want to see our businesses do well. We believe this shared community resource can benefit everyone.”

Marble Street applied for and was awarded EDAct funds from the City of Albuquerque for this project.  It also raised matching funds from more than 35 local businesses and organizations making this a true public/private partnership.

The Free ABQ Images Library can be found at www.freeabqimages.com. Examples of how the images can be used include: websites, advertising, marketing materials, and social media.

Media Event
Free ABQ Images Library Launch
Tuesday, November 15 at 5:30pm
Marble Street Studio
111 Iron SW