For Immediate Release
October 21, 2012
New Strategic Business Partnership to Benefit the Lumbee Tribe in North Carolina
Team Gemini is a key member in the Red Road strategic partnership, aiming at creating economic opportunity and jobs
(Orlando, Florida) — Team Gemini LLC (TG), a sustainable project design and development company headquartered in Orlando, Florida, is making official its strategic partnership with the Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina thanks to the leadership of both organizations, which seeks to create economic opportunity in the form of jobs, new ventures and innovative technologies.
Team Gemini has completed the feasibility study for the renewable energy cluster, currently named “Project Starburst” and we are now looking to develop the project in the region. We are now looking to establish a location and local participation to break ground and get the project in motion.
To date, Team Gemini has commitments from developers, a construction management firm, Manhattan Construction, and lenders to take this project to the next step. We are very interested in collaborating with the Lumbee Tribe to be a management partner for this innovative facility, once it has been built.
A management agreement with the Tribe could include or lead to part-ownership in the project and our team is looking forward to continuing the negotiations with the Tribe to facilitate this partnership.
Team Gemini has experienced a great relationship with the Tribe, paving the way for the establishment of this, and other exciting business relationships. The leadership from Chairman Paul Brooks and coordinated support from tribal staff have been invaluable through this entire process.
Team Gemini is committed to making this Project a reality in the region preferably with the Tribe as a management partner. With this in mind, we are hopeful that we will be able to secure an agreement with the Tribe and Chairman Brooks for their contribution of insight and direction. An agreement with the Tribe would help us decide where this project will be located for the benefit of the entire community.
From our discussions and work on this project with Team Gemini—and based on the great working relationship with our group—our team members and Chairman Brooks, (Team Gemini and the Tribe) have created Red Road, LLC, to jointly manage this strategic partnership and joint venture.
The mission of Red Road is to universally benefit the Lumbee people by pursuing economic opportunities compatible with Team Gemini Technologies. Red Road is committed to the advancement of the Lumbee people by creating partnerships to facilitate business growth, research and technological endeavors, and creating educational and job creation opportunities through private sector stimulus in the Lumbee territory and throughout Indian Country.
Chairman Brooks has negotiated an environment with the opportunity to diversify and spur economic development opportunities—at no cost to the Tribe. The Tribe is cognizant of the value of Team Gemini’s technology, infrastructure and experience which will help secure funds from federal, state or private agencies.
Red Road currently has two opportunities on the horizon, which require quick response and action to ensure Red Road’s benefit to the community.
Forming Red Road will allow the Tribe the opportunity to be a management partner of Project Starburst. In addition, Red Road will work with Tribal programs to determine funds to assist with energy saving initiatives.
About Team Gemini, LLC
Team Gemini, LLC (TG) is a sustainable project design and development company based in Orlando, Florida that develops community-based technology clusters that yield sustainable agriculture and renewable energy. TG works with communities, government and public sector leaders to combine renewable energy, recycling, water conservation and food production in a closed-loop sustainable relationship. The company’s sustainable clusters function as a carbon-neutral operation guided by Corporate Social Responsibility and an alignment with the Triple Bottom Line.
To learn more about Team Gemini services and markets, please visit http://www.teamgemini.us.
About Red Road, LLC
Red Road, LLC is a strategic partnership between Team Gemini, LLC and the Lumbee Tribe to promote economic development, job creation and other business opportunities that benefit the region and its people.
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