GJEPGrand Junction Economic Partnership (Colorado)
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GJEP partnered with other local business-resource organizations and created a local "First Responder learn" that provides educational seminars and business and community resources.
The video, which was sponsored by GJEP; the Grand Junction Visitor & Convention Bureau; the City of Fruita; and local businesses Powderhorn Mountain Resort and bike-parts manufacturer MRP, follows Grand Valley resident Mason Klebold on his journey from sun-up on top of the Grand Mesa, through the Town of Palisade in the East and the City of Fruita to the west, ending in Grand Junction at sun-down.
According to Pollard, at least one quarter of all new business inquiries at GJEP are also related to the outdoor recreation industry.
"It is our honor to partner and share valuable resources with GJEP, Vitality Films and so many other community partners on a video project of this magnitude.
* On Earth Day in April 2004 at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., South African activist Dennis Brutus, Friends of the Earth International Chair Ricardo Navarro from El Salvador, and Anne Petermann from GJEP demanded that the United Nations and World Bank stop any plans for forestry plantations developed to offset carbon emissions from the Industrial North.
* In May, 2004, GJEP's Anne Petermann went to Geneva, Switzerland with organizations including The Union of Ecoforestry (Finland), Friends of the Earth International and World Rainforest Movement (Uruguay), to pressure the United Nations to oppose the use of genetically engineered trees in carbon offset forestry plantations developed under the Kyoto Protocol, and to ban their commercial development.
* The Stop GE Trees Campaign (<http://www.stopgetrees.org/>) includes GJEP, the Sierra Club, Rainforest Action Network, Dogwood Alliance, Polaris Institute, WildLaw, Institute for Social Ecology Biotechnology Project, ForestEthics, Klamath-Siskiyou Wildlands Center, Forest Stewards Guild and Northwest Resistance Against Genetic Engineering.
"We are proud to have the Governor and his team here, and to be able to show them first-hand the strength of our outdoor recreation industry," said Kristi Pollard, Executive Director of GJEP. "It is one of the priority industries for GJEP's business recruitment efforts, and one that has a growing impact on both our local and statewide economy."
For more information about the Rural Jump-Start Zone Tax Credit Program in Colorado's Mesa County, contact GJEP at tel.
"We've had inquiries from 11 companies in six industries," said GJEP executive director Kristi Pollard, "and at least six companies plan to apply in the New Year."