Millenial group looks for small business owners’ input

MiABQ Survey
A group of young professionals whose focus has been Downtown is looking beyond the city's high rise buildings. They're looking to give small businesses around the city a boost.

ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – A group of young professionals whose focus has been Downtown is looking beyond the city’s high rise buildings. They’re looking to give small businesses around the city a boost, and they want your help.

“We want to get a better understanding of what the business climate is like in Albuquerque,” MiABQ coordinator Zoya LoPata Dixon said.

To do that the MiABQ group has put together a survey for companies with one to 500 employees. The survey covers everything from the struggles of starting a business in the city to the cost of maintaining it.

“It’s designed to capture the experiences and insights of small business owners in Albuquerque,” Julia Mandeville, permitting coordinator with MiABQ, said.

MiABQ will take the results of the survey, which is open through October 5th, to the city.

The group of Millenials was only formed in March. It’s already submitted recommendations on streamlining the special event permitting process in the city.

“It’s very easy to be negative and not do anything, so we’re up for the challenge of finding things we can tackle in making our community a better place,” Dixon said.

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