Business Support Network

What is the Business Support Network?

The County of Grande Prairie Business Support Network (CGPBSN) was created to build strong partnerships within our business community that will address common, current, local and regional workplace challenges.

Members of the County of Grande Prairie Business Support Network work together to: 

  • Identify common workforce challenges and current labour market trends.
  • Address and find solutions to identified trends and challenges by exchanging ideas as an open, respectful and positive business network.
  • Create a safe environment for partnership building and for collaboration on ways to address common workplace challenges. 

Why was the County of Grande Prairie Business Support Network created?

The County of Grande Prairie is always working to identify current and future opportunities that will support our diverse economy.  This includes creating the Growth and Economic Development Strategy (GEDS), which established a 50-year vision to lead us as we accommodate future growth and strengthen economic development in a sustainable, responsible way.    

One of the desired outcomes of the GEDS is to increase collaboration by partnering for growth. Accordingly, the new Business Retention and Expansion (BRE) Program was implemented to strengthen the connection between businesses and our communities, while encouraging growth opportunities. BRE functions have included administering business surveys and launching the County of Grande Prairie Business Support Network.

County of Grande Prairie Business Support Network events are an open and positive venue for business groups and individuals to collaborate and exchange ideas and information on current labour market trends, and to address workforce development, attraction, and retention challenges.

 Upcoming Events

Join the County of Grande Prairie Business Support Network for numerous roundtables and sessions through out the year.

Roundtables are a forum setting to share best practices, issues or solutions with trends, set the stage for future County of Grande Prairie Business Support Network sessions, workshops or discussions

Sessions are an informative way to learn from professionals in various workplace issues and trends.

Make sure to check our Eventbrite page to follow us and for the most up to date list of roundtables and sessions and to register. Countygp-BSN.eventbrite.ca

The Grande Prairie Business Support Network is committed to ensuring that you have the information relevant to your business. To make these sessions and roundtables effective and appropriate please feel free to share your thoughts and suggestions for future sessions.

To find out more information, or to be added to the distribution list, please contact Hetti at 780-831-8864 or hhuls@countygp.ab.ca