Friday, June 14, 2013

Clintons Announce Denver as Host of CGI America 2014

June 14, 2013

President Bill Clinton, Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, and Chelsea Clinton Announce Denver, Colorado as Host of 2014 CGI America Meeting

4th Meeting of CGI America will bring leaders from business, government, NGOs, and foundations together in Denver to develop solutions to major social, economic, and environmental challenges in the United States

New York – President Bill Clinton, Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and Chelsea Clinton announced today that the Clinton Global Initiative will hold its fourth CGI America meeting in June 2014 in Denver, Colorado.

“When we began CGI America, I imagined it as an initiative that could travel across the country to highlight the importance of working collectively to meet our common challenges on domestic issues that affect us all,” said President Clinton. “I’m grateful to Chicago for getting us started and know that Denver is the right place to continue our work. Last year alone, Denver added 12,250 new jobs, 15,000 new residents, and 1,000 new businesses and is home to one of the most vibrant communities of NGOs.”

“Colorado’s commitment to healthy communities, culture and the environment makes our state the perfect host for CGI America,” Gov. Hickenlooper said. “We believe our Western venue will attract the world’s foremost leaders to share new ideas and tackle some of the most pressing global issues.”

“Denver could not be more proud to host this conference that harnesses innovation in local government, identifies real-time solutions to fight back from the Great Recession, and helps cities succeed in the global marketplace,” Mayor Hancock said. “Denver has a strong entrepreneurial spirit paired with a sincere dedication to collaboration that creates a solid foundation to support CGI’s goals of promoting economic recovery in the U.S.”

Local civic leaders, Steve Farber and Steve Bachar, who joined President Clinton, Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and Chelsea Clinton on stage, have mobilized a group of Denver-based organizations to help bring the meeting to the Mile High City next year, also welcome CGI to this thriving city where communities work collaboratively to tackle their toughest challenges.

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