Message from the Economic Development Manager

We recognize the importance of good investment decisions being made on the basis of sound information. With that in mind, we are pleased to assist in whatever way we can to help you make the right investment choice.

The County of Grande Prairie is strategically located to serve the industrial, commercial and residential needs of the people of Northwestern Alberta. This region's strong economic generators contribute significantly to Alberta's vibrant, 'open for business' economy and success in the global market place.

As part of a larger Grande Prairie region, we are able to benefit from regional strengths which capture opportunities created by policies such as no provincial sales tax and low municipal tax, and still maintain a high level of service. When combined with world class infrastructure, good work force availability at competitive rates, and rapidly expanding opportunities for continuing growth, the County provides the ideal setting for investing in its future economic opportunities.

The County of Grande Prairie is located in a resource rich part of Alberta and Canada and serves as a home to many industries including those involved in Agriculture, Energy, Forestry, Manufacturing and Tourism.

A large selection of industrial/business parks, as well as large sites for heavy industrial areas, are available in various sizes and levels of services, from completely serviced to non serviced, and may include rail and major highway access.

Several major Provincial highways including Highways #43, #2, #40, #59, rail served by CN Rail and air services provided by West Jet, Air Canada, make the area easily and quickly accessible. The installation of the high speed fiber optics cable allows for instant global communication. These factors, combined with choice residential locations and the availability of quality education, health and social facilities, make the County a desirable location in which to live and do business.

We thank you for the interest you have shown in the County of Grande Prairie and we would be pleased to provide you with any further information you may require regarding business development opportunities in one of the fastest growing regions in Canada.

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Chris King
Economic Development Manager