BOULDER - The city of Boulder has approved Active Interest Media Inc. for up to $25,000 in rebates for sales and use taxes, and permit-related fees through the city's Flexible Rebate Program.
 
Under this program, the city manager may consider a specific incentive package for tax and fee rebates to meet a local company's specific needs. The company is then eligible for the rebate after it has made its investment and paid the taxes or fees to the city.

"With its extensive media holdings and publications, Active Interest Media continues to grow as a major business presence in Boulder," said Jane Brautigam, Boulder's city manager.  She said the flexible rebate program will help support the Active Media's recent acquisition of Yoga Journal and Clean Eating Magazine and the renovation and expansion of its offices in Boulder.

Active Interest Media is a special interest media company with holdings across multiple media platforms, including more than 54 magazines, 54 websites, dozens of digital editions, a film company, and nearly two dozen major consumer conferences and events.

Founded in 2003, Active Interest Media is headquartered in El Segundo, Calif., with offices in Boulder located at 2520 55th St. and 5720 Flatirons Parkway. The company recently acquired Yoga Journal and Clean Eating Magazine, relocating more than 50 employees to Boulder. To accommodate its recent growth, Active Interest Media is renovating and expanding its Flatirons Parkway office.

"The city of Boulder has been a phenomenal community and business partner in helping us build a thriving media business," said Andy Clurman, president and chief operating officer of Active Interest Media. "Our location here has enabled us to attract our staff of over 200 passionate media pros."  

The flexible rebate program uses social, community and environmental sustainability guidelines to evaluate eligible businesses. Companies choose the guidelines that best fit their circumstances, but must meet minimum requirements in order to receive the rebate.

Active Interest Media has exceeded the requirements and is pursuing a Partners for a Clean Environment (PACE) certification in zero waste, including implementing an environmental purchasing policy and building on the zero waste program that has operated in its offices for the last six years.

In addition, the company has developed a commute trip reduction program, offering flexible work schedules, secure and covered bicycle parking inside the office, and bicycle commuting challenges with prizes.