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Meet your ‘Economic Development’ professional

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Beginning today, professionals across the country are celebrating Economic Development Week. To recognize the occasion, GGEDC and partners in the Gallup Executive Directors Association (GEDA) will present a series of six articles over the course of this week to highlight economic development.

You may say, “How does the...

The role of the Chamber of Commerce

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In discussing economic development and the role of the Chamber of Commerce, it’s good to have all the troops rally around the same definition so we’re all on the same page.

Economic development generally refers to the sustained, concerted actions of policymakers and communities that promote the standard of living and economic health of a specific area.

The purpose of local economic development is to build up the economic capacity of a local area to improve its economic future and the “quality of place” for all.  It is a process by which the public and private sector partner and work collectively to create better conditions for economic growth and job creation.

The Gallup...

Continuous Revitalization

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New Mexico’s Business Improvement District Act was created to “provide municipalities and entrepreneurs a more flexible and proactive vehicle to collaborate in the revitalization efforts of their downtowns, commercial districts and central business districts.”

In enacting the Business Improvement District Act, New Mexico’s legislature recognized that in many cases improvements and action are more quickly addressed through the private sector.

Gallup BID has enjoyed the ability to respond to capital proposals, event sponsorship requests, maintenance projects, marketing concepts, and other initiatives in a timely manner.

Gallup Business Improvement District is a partner with...

A contest for the rankest shoes around

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Odor-Eaters smelly shoes contest

The smell of victory was literally in the air as 15-year-old Quannie Burnham took home first place in the fifth annual “Odor-Eaters Rotten Sneaker Contest” at Walmart May 6.

Boys and girls, ages 5-15, competed in the contest hoping that their stinky, wretched sneakers would win them cool prizes like Burnham, who won a trophy, a year supply of Odor-Eaters, and a $250 gift card from Walmart. When asked how he got his sneakers so smelly, Burnham said it didn’t take much effort.

“I just don’t wash them and often I go sockless which is the key,” he said. “I’ve gotten use to the smell.”

Second runner up 10-year-old Sirvondo B., and...

Local players bring American history, Shakespeare comedies to life

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Something has been missing at the El Morro Theatre for some time – theatrical plays that is, featuring local actors.

This weekend the El Morro presents an encore presentation of “The Complete History of America (Abridged).” It’s not that the players can capture 241 years into a short hour or so, but they must make every minute count, punching up the level of comedic timing and delivery.

And tickets are only $5. There will be a performance at ArtsCrawl 7 pm on May 13. Bring the family. Kids 12 and under get in free.

For fans of the Bard in Gallup who have been waiting for this day to come, you can’t miss “The Complete Works of Shakespeare (Abridged).” It’s a fun...

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