Sept. 21, 2017
Topic: economy

Is Santa Fe Mesh-able?

According to the Mesh, the future of business is sharing - but do we have the goods?

Features Lisa Gansky describes herself, somewhat improbably, as “a monkey with one trick”: starting companies. Gansky has made a career of spotting potential trends, then molding those ideas into wildly successful ...

Wednesday, May 16, 2012 SFR


For years, local officials used a Texas price agreement to green-light bus purchases. Now they’ve stopped—but the same out-of-state bus company still dominates the market

Features On July 12, 2011, Lynn Degenhart resigned from his post as a member of the New Mexico Passenger Transportation Association board with a message titled “Ethical Concern.”

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Homeless in Santa Fe (Part 2)

The continuing saga of Santa Fe's homeless people - in their own words

Features Who doesn’t make bad choices, whether it’s choosing the brownie for breakfast instead of the banana or picking the life partner who lasts much less than a lifetime?

Wednesday, April 11, 2012 SFR

Shadow Economy

Eight years ago, Santa Fe’s economic development plan was supposed to change the game. What happened?

Features It’s late afternoon in March, and spring is blooming. Roughly 50 of Santa Fe’s movers and shakers are gathered in a small building that resembles a slick, revamped old church, with bright white walls culmin...

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Technical Details

How the city disencourages tech start-ups

Local Economy The plan: The problem, Jacobs says, is multifaceted. To make Santa Fe more accessible to tech start-ups, affordable workspaces—such as the Lena Street Lofts—need to be created or professionals need alternat...

Wednesday, March 14, 2012 Ramon A Lovato

A Letter from Luis Bettencourt

The Santa Fe Institute professor’s solutions for the City Different

Local Economy I have been studying cities with a group of colleagues for some time, including what makes them more or less successful. Our research shows, among other things, that a city’s success is often predicated on go...

Wednesday, March 14, 2012 Luis Bettencourt

Stop the Experiment

Education is too important to languish in an antiquated system

Local Economy The plan: Stop tinkering with an outdated school model, and start talking about types of learning that will help Santa Fe thrive today.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012 Seth Biderman

“Purple People Eaters”

A young coffee entrepreneur tries to make it happen in the City Different

Standing behind a coffee-decorated cart situated in Concrete Jungle’s front patio, a scarf-clad Phil Santos prepares espresso, condensed milk and soda for a concoction he invented, called “Hola Cola.”

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

The Process is the Point

Can we think past job creation to building a culture of entrepreneurship?

Local Economy The plan: “Ignite the entrepreneurial ecosystem” by creating a pilot program to assist selected “entrepreneurial fellows.”

Wednesday, March 14, 2012 Alexa Schirtzinger

Educated Workmanship

Carmichael Dominguez envisions improving education

Local Economy The plan: Dominguez’ plan for boosting the economy is based on diversification, promoting and encouraging other enterprises that generate gross receipts taxes from sources that don’t depend on tourism.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012 Ramon A Lovato


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