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ABQ WORKS - Tim's Plan for Job Creation & Economic Development

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Creating jobs, fostering broad based economic growth and boosting innovation 

It’s time to fulfill Albuquerque’s enormous potential. As Mayor, I will prioritize real, concrete ideas to create jobs, ignite innovation, and foster broad-based economic growth.

For too long, our city’s economic development strategy has focused on trying to lure large, out-of-state employers to Albuquerque. While recruitment is an important piece of the puzzle, it is only one part of a larger economic development strategy. For Albuquerque to be successful, we must place increased emphasis on growing the incredible businesses located right here in the city. My approach focuses on creating jobs by establishing an economic environment in Albuquerque where every business, nonprofit, and entrepreneur can hire at least one more person.

As Mayor, I will work to build our economy from the ground up by investing in the growth of local businesses, while working to explore and enable game-changing developments with system-wide impact.

I bring a unique combination of skills to the job, including 15 years of private sector experience, deep public-sector experience and budget knowledge, and a track record of bringing together diverse coalitions to tackle difficult challenges.

The ideas outlined in this plan are drawn from my own experience in the public and private sectors as well as input from business and community leaders throughout Albuquerque. They include:

  1. PUTTING LOCAL BUSINESS FIRST

  2. EXPANDING THE INNOVATION ECONOMY

  3. PREPARING LOCAL TALENT

  4. CHAMPIONING CULTURAL & NATURAL ASSETS  

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CREATE LOCAL JOBS BY "INCREMENT OF ONE"
We can unleash the money, incentives, and programs used for out-of-state corporations to work for our local businesses, nonprofits, artists, musicians, and entrepreneurs. Let's focus on creating one more job at each local business. That will have much more impact than playing favorites with a select few.
PUT LOCAL BUSINESSES FIRST
Use our buying power to ensure local businesses are the providers of goods and services for the city and partner with universities and existing companies to create new opportunities for entrepreneurs which will replace the millions of tax dollars currently sent to out-of-town vendors.
BECOME ENERGY NEUTRAL AND “GREEN ABQ”
Demonstrate national leadership and create local jobs in energy by using structures and integrating solar, wind, and distributed generation to make the city’s net energy bill zero. Ramp up recycling, water conservation, open space enhancement, and Bosque restoration to reduce our carbon footprint and link city planning to resilience.

As Mayor, I will power career opportunities for you and your children.