So... I was thinking. I know, I know, bad idea as usual.
And I came up with this:
For (some future) "new" jumpgate opening, make a global cooperative story/mission event where people would use their career experience to help repair and initiate operations of the new jumpgate. Technologists would salvage resources and repair the gate, criminals would source the more scarce components and provide R&R, embassy staff would be busy setting up arrangements for the gate's use, and so on. Perhaps once a tenspan a special situation could come up where people would be required to perform a certain amount of specific (mission/career) tasks in order for the story to keep moving forward (e.g. 10,000 of this task must be completed globally before the next mission step becomes available).
Top contributors to be immortalized by having their names etched onto gate components. Or maybe get honorary Gaule citizenship so they don't have to bother with visas any more, or...
...I'll let myself out now.