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From Popsicles to Pop Music: Albuquerque Bets on Small-Scale Entrepreneurs

June 10, 2015View for printing

"How can we make your business our business?"

That's the question Albuquerque leaders are asking entrepreneurs and small business owners as they work to ensure citizens -- and the greater community -- thrive. Albuquerque's application video http://www.governing.com/cityacceler ... uerque.html to be part of the City Accelerator's second cohort focuses on the diversity of people and ideas, and explains how Albuquerque Mayor Richard Berry and his staff have engaged in 12 "deep-dive" meetings with small business owners -- including foreign-born entrepreneurs -- to simply "listen and give back." The video illustrates that local business interests are as diverse as the cultures and backgrounds of the city's inhabitants: everything from making popsicles to music.

Ron Littlefield

Full Story: http://www.governing.com/cityacceler ... -music.html
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