Projects

The following is a brief selection of GPI clients and the nature of the work which was performed

State of New Mexico:
During the past 10 years, GPI has been hired by the state of New Mexico to: acquire, analyze and publish information (New Mexico Export Recap) on New Mexico's trade figures; and create various databases including statewide manufacturing and international trade databases.

City of Albuquerque:
During the 1990s, GPI was hired by the City of Albuquerque for the following three projects:

Central New Mexico Trade Partnership:
City officials wished to create an association of central New Mexico agencies involved in economic development in order to foment this region's international trade efforts. GPI was contracted to develop a master plan for this entity, along with a marketing plan and specific objectives.

Redesignation of Albuquerque's Foreign Trade Zone:
In 1983, the City established the state's first foreign trade zone near downtown. However, due to management and location issues, the zone quickly became inoperable. In 1998/1999, GPI was hired by the City of shut down the existing zone and redesignate a new zone close to the Albuquerque International Airport. GPI worked with city officials, various state and federal agencies, the U.S. Department of Commerce and the Foreign Trade Zone Board of Washington D.C. to successfully establish the city's new Foreign Trade Zone #110.

Direct Flights to Mexico Project:
With the objective of establishing direct flights to Mexico, the City hired GPI to work on a strategic plan. GPI was also asked to interface with Mexican carriers and identify all the details to make this project viable.

Public Service Company of New Mexico (PNM):
GPI has worked for PNM in various capacities including conducting background research on potential Mexican joint venture partners; and providing the corporation with market entry counseling for its efforts in Mexico.

SEBRAE:
SEBRAE, the Brazilian furniture manufacturer's association, contracted GPI to do marketing studies for its wicker and rattan furniture in various regions of the U.S. In this extensive project, GPI created a series of reports, published in Brazilian Portuguese, which were used by the association to start exporting newly developed products to the U.S.

Disperse Technologies:
This New Jersey-based company contracted GPI to investigate the possibility of manufacturing its health and skincare products in Mexico. GPI also gathered and provided to Disperse specific products standards from the Mexican Ministry of Health.

Verde Realty Group:
Verde, on of the largest development firms on the U.S.-Mexico border, contracted GPI to: create a marketing plan for its marketing mix; provide and analysis on its manufacturing target market; conduct research on Mexican prospects; and to write up the concept of a "binational campus," which is a manufacturing center straddling both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border.

World Wide Press:
WPP of Tokyo Japan hired GPI as its advance agency to provided contracts and support services for the publication of Mono Magazines' Native American special edition. The Spirit of the Indian merchandise catalog, which were both published in Japan. GPI created and arranged all of the Contacts for WPP's interviews and photo shoots during a 2-week period in the southwestern U.S.

Pica & Olson:
P&O, an Albuquerque-based legal firm, has used GPI as an expert witness in cases involving business and marketing plans. GPI has testified under oath on behalf of P&O's clients involved in legal matters.

Enron Corp:
Many years before Enron's financial scandal, GPI was contracted by this firm to create a master database of Fortune 500 Mexican companies, their subsidiaries, addresses and activities. This entailed gathering thousands of pages of resource materials, making several trips to Mexico and holding several hundred meetings. When printed, the database was several hundred pages long.