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Localize This!

Santa Fe’s business and community leaders offer their ideas for jump-starting the local economy

Local Economy This edition of SFR’s annual “Local Economy” issue contains fewer exhortations to buy local produce (still important!) or patronize local coffee shops. Instead, we asked several business and community lea...

Wednesday, March 14, 2012 SFR

Art-Making as Lifestyle

SFUAD design chairman suggests transitional community workspaces and pop-up shops

Local Economy The plan: Create community workspaces where young artists can live and work, then run those in conjunction with pop-up shops or galleries, where these artists can sell their work and hold events.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012 Matthew Irwin

Culture Club

Tom Aageson says involving Albuquerque and Taos in Santa Fe’s cultural identity can only help

Local Economy The plan: Create a “cultural corridor” linking Santa Fe to Albuquerque and Taos, and encourage collaborative efforts to preserve, expand and market each area’s unique culture.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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
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