Innovate ABQ

7-acre Innovation District in downtown Albuquerque

Growing from Within!

Our “Grow from Within” strategy focuses on creating industry-relevant skills programs, supporting entrepreneurs, helping existing firms expand.

Higher Growth in Albuquerque

This vision includes more than 720,000 square feet of physically-compact, technically-wired, walkable space for the entire community.

Welcome to InnovateABQ!

Innovate ABQ is a public-private partnership created to develop a 7-acre innovation district in downtown Albuquerque to foster economic development and job creation in New Mexico. The site is intended to help put the region on a path to higher growth by improving the productivity of people and firms in ways that lead to better incomes and living standards for all.

This vision includes more than 600,000 square feet of physically-compact, technically-wired, walkable space devoted to bringing together New Mexico’s innovators to foster the creation of long-term, job-creating ventures and increase access to opportunity for the entire community

Innovation Initiatives





Latest News

Downtown’s Innovate ABQ Location Bustling with Activity

By Kevin Robinson-Avila / Journal Staff Writer Monday, May 14th, 2018 at 12:02am - Albuquerque Journal ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Innovate ABQ’s new president and executive director, John Freisinger, is snuggled into a small working space on the far east end of...

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Innovate ABQ gets $1 million federal grant

By Kevin Robinson-Avila / Journal Staff Writer ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Innovate ABQ received a major boost for its next phase Wednesday in the form of a $1 million federal grant, which will allow renovations at the old First Baptist Church building...

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What Innovate ABQ will do with $1 Million Federal Grant

By Christopher Ortiz – Managing Editor, Albuquerque Business First - View on ABQ Business Journals A month after opening, Innovate ABQ continues to attract funding. The U.S. Department of Commerce's Economic Development Administration announced...

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