ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — The city of Albuquerque has opened the innovation district’s first satellite resource center for entrepreneurs, called the Trep Center, at the new Patrick J. Baca library at Central and Unser.
The Trep Center was created to make it easier for people to obtain information on starting a business and connecting with other entrepreneurs, according to a news release from the city.
“Now, finding a pathway to become an entrepreneur is as simple as going to the library,” said Mayor Richard J. Berry. “Our librarians have the heart and motivation to help others, and now they can pass this knowledge and training on to anyone with an idea.”
The Trep Center is not only a physical and digital resource, but it also can provide information about everything entrepreneurial that the innovation district has to offer. People can come in during designated times or make an appointment, and for that time, work one-on-one with a trained librarian.
“Where some citizens are not going to be comfortable approaching the Downtown entrepreneur campus, they will be comfortable with talking to their local librarian at their neighborhood library branch,” said Library Director Dean Smith.
The Cherry Hills branch and the Main branch also have librarians experienced in the entrepreneur network. Additional Trep Centers are anticipated.