UNM deal to get Innovate ABQ one step closer


ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – A deal that was a year in the making is finally happening

UNM said it’s expected to close a deal to buy the former First Baptist Church property at Central and Broadway.

The site will be the center of a technology hub called Innovate ABQ.

It’s a joint effort by UNM, the city and private businesses to develop a connected community where people will live, work and play.

It will combine the research powers of the university with other resources to create new companies grow existing ones and attract more out-of-state business to generate jobs.

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