ABQ Sunport seeks micro businesses

Albuquerque, NM (KKOB) — The Albuquerque International Sunport is getting ready to launch a host of new spaces for local artisans and micro businesses. The program is called Ascend ABQ and so far, the Sunport has only had about a third of the number of applicants that they’ve hoped for. They’re offering spaces for small local businesses to set up at the airport for a relatively low fee. The subsidized program starts with a minimum fee of $1,000. That money will be used to cover signage for their business training and advertising related to the program. The businesses taking part will only have to pay a kiosk rental fee amounting to 10% of the cost of their monthly sales. The program will let business owners take part for between three and ten months.