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Why Gallup: Tourism’s Economic Impact Grows the Pie

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By Jennifer Lazarz
Tourism & Marketing Manager
City of Gallup

As the tourism and Marketing Manager for the City of Gallup, an opera singer, and an import to the City from living in the North Carolina and Illinois, I am frequently asked the question “Why Gallup?” Individuals assume that Gallup has nothing to offer, nothing...

Creating the Downtown Experience

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By Francis Bee

Executive Director, Business Improvement District

A Business Improvement District is a cooperative development project among property owners within a business district. Property owners agree to pay a fee that pays for local improvements. Improvements are designed to increase the appeal and safety of the neighborhood in an attempt to increase business vitality.

The benefit of a BID program is that each business works together through a minimal combined investment to see a large public profit. Business owners pay much less than they would have on their own to get a district-wide improvement.

Improvements can be acquired through grants. This makes a BID a versatile...

Participating in the World Economy

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Patty Lundstrom, CEcD

Executive Director

Greater Gallup Economic Development Corporation

GGEDC celebrates National Economic Development Week

This year, Economic Development Week is to run from May 7-12, 2018. The goal of Economic Development Week is to increase awareness for local programs that create jobs and increase quality of life. Economic Development Week was created by the International Economic Development Council (IEDC) in commemoration of its 90-year anniversary as the largest professional membership organization for economic developers. GGEDC is a member of the IEDC. To recognize National Economic Development Week, GGEDC has arranged for a week-long series of articles on...

Artist of the Month Aaron Yazzie speaks through his work

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The mixed media artist’s debut show runs until mid-May

Local Navajo and Diné artist Aaron Yazzie describes his art as an effort to create meaning when his environment offers none. A mixed media artist from Bread Springs, N.M., Yazzie, who has been making art professionally for the past five years, is currently debuting his work at the Octavia Fellin Public Library in a show that will run through mid-May.

Twenty-three-year-old Yazzie said he became interested in art at an early age. Whether he was outside playing with clay or making drawings on his Etch A Sketch, he said his interest in art grew out of being a creative person. He decided to pursue art as a career soon after he...

gallupARTS leads public tour of city’s historic depression-era art

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Over 90 pieces of art from ‘30s, ‘40s in Gallup’s collection

Thanks to a generous grant and the work of a local non-profit, Gallup residents got a tour through history at the Gallup McKinley County Courthouse April 30—and the city’s historic art will soon be available to everyone in an online exhibition.

This year, gallupARTS received a $30,000 Digital Projects for the Public Discovery Grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities to display a virtual art exhibit showcasing Gallup’s New Deal and Works Progress Administration pieces. These pieces were created in 1935 during the Great Depression when President Roosevelt’s administration sponsored the work of...

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