PTP Basics

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Mission Statement

Ports‐to‐Plains is a grassroots alliance of communities and businesses whose mission is to advocate for a robust transportation infrastructure to promote economic security and prosperity throughout North America’s energy and agricultural heartland.

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PTP Basics

  1. 1. <ul><li>Mission Statement </li></ul><ul><li>Ports-to-Plains is a grassroots alliance of communities and businesses whose mission is to advocate for a robust transportation infrastructure to promote economic security and prosperity throughout North America’s energy and agricultural heartland. </li></ul><ul><li>Message Points </li></ul><ul><li>We are committed to working as an alliance to improve transportation infrastructure and business networks, by ensuring appropriate funding levels, so business and industry can thrive. </li></ul><ul><li>We are focused on the economic and business interests that are the lifeblood of the region. </li></ul><ul><li>We are a voice for our small town, grassroots members who may otherwise not have access to the right audiences. </li></ul>
  2. 2. <ul><li>Ports-to-Plains Alliance </li></ul>It’s about connections …. A pipeline!
  3. 3. Ports-to-Plains Alliance
  4. 4. <ul><li>PORTS-TO-PLAINS ALLIANCE WHAT WE’VE ACHIEVED </li></ul><ul><li>Since 1998 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Over $1 billion new highway investment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>$192.2 Million currently under construction </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Grew from 4-state coalition to 9-state alliance </li></ul><ul><li>Partners in Canada & Mexico </li></ul><ul><li>Staff in CO, NE, ND, TX and DC </li></ul>
  5. 6. Why Does the Alliance Matter? Nearly half of U.S. oil and gas production Source : U.S. Department of Energy
  6. 7. Why Does the Alliance Matter? Primary pipeline corridor for North America’s oil
  7. 8. Why Does the Alliance Matter? 7 of America’s top 10 wind states Source : U.S. Department of Energy
  8. 9. Why Does the Alliance Matter? America’s agricultural heartland. Source : U.S. Department of Agriculture
  9. 11. Elected Officials State and Federal
  10. 12. It’s about the rural heartland … <ul><ul><li>Most communities have little voice in Washington, D.C. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Most communities are a long way from their state capitals. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Most communities under 20,000 population </li></ul></ul>
  11. 13. PTP Alliance Memberships <ul><li>Regular Members </li></ul><ul><li>Municipalities $0.61 per capital </li></ul><ul><li>Counties $0.10 per capita </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Voting Members, Eligible for Board of Directors </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  12. 14. PTP Alliance Memberships <ul><li>Associate Members </li></ul><ul><li>Alliance Members Negotiated </li></ul><ul><li>Regional Sister Organizations … Staffing </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>One Board of Directors Seat </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  13. 15. PTP Alliance Memberships Associate Members Chambers/ED $250 No voting status
  14. 16. PTP Alliance Memberships Associate Members Business Members $2,000-$50,000 Advisory Council and Workgroups
  15. 17. Energy Summit April 8-9, 2010 Omni-Interlocken Hotel Broomfield, CO
  16. 18. Washington, DC Fly-in April 26-30, 2010
  17. 19. Annual Meeting Schedule … September 22-24, 2010 Location … Rapid City, SD
  18. 20. Joe Kiely Vice President of Operations P.O. Box 9 Limon, CO 80828 P: 303-586-1787 C: 719-740-2240 [email_address] www.portstoplains.com

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