Downtown Exodus Or Revitalization?
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In the past few months there's been an exodus of high-profile companies leaving Albuquerque's downtown area, including nearly half of the big banks, a pioneering restaurant and the city's business newspaper.
That's left people who work and live downtown worried that the decade-old revitalization effort is failing as economic drivers are attracted to other parts of the city.
So what does the future hold for Downtown Albuquerque? And what lessons can the city learn from the struggles and successes of other New Mexico communities that have tried to preserve and revitalize their own historic cores?
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Lola Bird, Executive Director of the Downtown ABQ Mainstreetprogram.
Mayor Richard J. Berry, Mayor of Albuquerque.