Aug. 18, 2017
Topic: economy

MIX Mastery

MIX Santa Fe challenges locals to think of better business ideas

Local Economy The plan: Wilson spearheaded the BizMIX Challenge, a competition through which locals can submit business plans in the hopes of receiving a micro-stimulus grant to realize their vision. Any type of business wil...

Wednesday, March 14, 2012 Alex De Vore

Reading Up

Helping kids learn to read will give Santa Fe a better-educated workforce

Local Economy The plan: Ignite reading-buddy fever across the city by marshaling several thousand volunteers to read with struggling kids on a weekly basis. “That’s one of the easiest and most important things that needs...

Wednesday, March 14, 2012 Wren Abbott

Building a Better Tomorrow, Today

Renovating existing homes is a way forward for the struggling construction industry

Local Economy The plan: Use federal loan programs to buy up and renovate existing homes.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012 Jackson Larson

License to Sell

New Mexico’s liquor laws create obstacles for new businesses

Local Economy The plan: Bring down the state’s sky-high liquor license prices by making more licenses available or by making existing licenses harder to lose.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012 Wren Abbott

Marketing Home

Jim Glover’s model for a home-based economy might just work

Local Economy The plan: Encourage a local, home-based economy based on the strategies pioneered by Live Work New Mexico.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012 Tescia Schell

The New Algae Economy

Santa Fe Community College trains its students for a renewable energy future

Local Economy The plan: Teach Santa Fe students about the growing industry of biofuels.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012 R Harrison Dilday

Let’s Get Together

Discussing Santa Fe’s challenges and opportunities is a crucial first step

Local Economy The plan: Start a meaningful conversation about Santa Fe’s future economy by organizing and engaging small, diverse groups of local residents. Schnieders says the groups would first address the question of wh...

Wednesday, March 14, 2012 Alexa Schirtzinger

Laying Eggs

The Santa Fe Business Incubator invests in Santa Fe’s strengths

Local Economy The plan: Despite the incubator’s success, however, shifting Santa Fe’s economy away from heavy reliance on its usual industries will take much more than one entity’s well-intentioned efforts.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Storefronting the Money

Cramped entrepreneurs and empty storefronts, unite!

Local Economy The plan: Match young entrepreneurs and artists with empty retail spaces to create more vibrant, mixed-use spaces around Santa Fe.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012 Alexa Schirtzinger

Simon Says

Simon Brackley has a plan for helping Santa Fe step up its game

Local Economy The plan: Brackley offers two ideas on how to pump life back into Santa Fe’s stagnant economy: simplifying the land use code and investing more money in marketing.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012 R Harrison Dilday


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