Category Archives: Development

Starting & Growing A Business On The Navajo Reservation

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October 27, 2017 – Starting a business is always challenging but Native American entrepreneurs face unique challenges on tribal lands.

For the State of Change series with the Solutions Journalism Network, producer Sarah Gustavus takes us this week to the Navajo Nation to learn about efforts to encourage entrepreneurship. The Native American Business Incubator Network offers training and business support to a variety of entrepreneurs. One client, North Leupp Family Farms on the western edge of the Navajo Nation, provides space for subsistence farming and farm manager Stacey Jensen is also looking for ways to create jobs and economic opportunity through a farm market stand and value-added products like blue corn meal that can be sold directly to consumers.

2017 Albuquerque City Council Races – District 5

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August 18, 2017 – Five seats on the Albuquerque city council are up for election this year. Crime, economic development and the Albuquerque Rapid Transit project are three of the top issues for voters this year. Correspondent Megan Kamerick is sitting down with candidates in each of the districts this month to hear how they would address these issues. They also discuss behavioral health needs and efforts to support both small businesses and entrepreneurs.

Candidates in District 5:
Robert J. Aragon
Cynthia Borrego
Catherine Trujillo