Albuquerque, New Mexico
With two major research institutions, a respected university and a supportive local government, Albuquerque is quickly creating an entrepreneurial hub for the region. The local government actively searches for public private partnerships to create new programs that will support the development of new companies and is working hard to make Albuquerque an attractive destination for startups.
The government isn't the only player in the ABQ entrepreneurial ecosystem. The arts enjoy massive recognition through local accelerator, Creative Startups, the Keshet Ideas and Innovation Center, Studio Splotch, The Box Performance Company and more. Innovation also takes center stage through companies such as the STEMulus Center and Technology Ventures Corporation. ABQ is set to reach their goal of making their city the most entrepreneur-friendly city in the nation.