Business Retention & Expansion (BRE)

Business Retention and Expansion (BRE) is focused on encouraging existing businesses to stay and grow within the community. It promotes business success and vitality through strengthening our connection with local business operators. A comprehensive Business Retention and Expansion program is a critical component to fostering a healthy business climate and developing our business community.

Local businesses provide approximately 80% of jobs and investment. Consider that it is significantly less expensive to keep and grow existing companies than to attract new ones.

Some of the initiatives undertaken within the Business Retention and Expansion program are business surveys and the County of Grande Prairie Business Support Network.