At a recent press conference in the South Valley, Southwest Creations Collaborative joined our partner and friend, Partnership for Community Action, to announce the new South Valley Social Enterprise Center, where SCC will be the anchor tenant. The story was covered by Albuquerque Journal and KRQE-Ch. 13.
The project is funded by two $1 million grants, one from the U.S. Economic Development Administration and one from the a W.K. Kellogg Foundation. Other supporters include:
Albuquerque Community Foundation
Santa Fe Community Foundation
NM Impact Investing Collaborative
Enchantment Provisions, LLC
CHI St. Joseph’s Children
McCune Charitable Foundation
Catholic Campaign for Human Development
Marguerite E. Casey Foundation
Over nine years, the Center will directly support 77 new and retained jobs, as well as providing workshops and networking groups supporting an anticipated 270 jobs offsite, and an additional 473 direct secondary jobs through multiplier effects in production/manufacturing, private nonprofit employment, childcare, and retail jobs for a total impact of 820 secondary jobs.
The Center will be housed in a 22,000 sq. ft building on two acres of land on Isleta Blvd. The new building will house the production/manufacturing space for SCC, an early childhood center, training space and offices. It will also feature a loading dock to accommodate business-to-business direct shipping, drop shipping and Electronic Data Interchange shipping for SCC and other area business enterprises and additional contract production/manufacturing uses. The space will also be used for professional development workshops, pre-accelerator trainings, parent leadership classes in early learning and advocacy, and educational support trainings.