You should have heard that the City of Albuquerque has been building a relationship with “Living Cities” “…an innovative philanthropic collaborative of 22 of the world’s largest foundations and financial institutions (that) blends the collective financial resources of its members and deploys their collective knowledge and experience to improve the lives of low-income people and the cities where they live.” (Read more about them here: http://www.livingcities.org/who-we-are/#sthash.R5ul9JEI.dpuf)
It’s tough to overstate the potential importance of this relationship and its impact on Albuquerque, and as we’ve moved to rev up our local startup scene, it’s been clear that our efforts haven’t been just about high tech and high growth (though we at NMTC are part of that too). Instead there is work underway to engage a wide variety of potential entrepreneurs with different skill sets and dreams, from different walks of life.
The City of Albuquerque is now a finalist in the inaugural round of the Living Cities’ “City Accelerator” program along with San Jose, Denver, Philly, Nashville, and Louisville. Please support our city’s initiatives (and look at the work being done by others) by voting and rating our video!
See all the City Accelerator videos at: http://www.governing.com/cityaccelerator/videos/