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 CGPBSN 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 CGPBSN 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 CGPBSN.

CGPBSN 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.

Interested in being informed of upcoming events? 

Join the CGPBSN distribution list to keep up to date on upcoming events.
To join the CGPBSN distribution list, contact Hetti Huls at 780-532-9722 or at hhuls@countygp.ab.ca.  

Upcoming Events

Business Roundtable Focus Groups

Join the County of Grande Prairie Business Support Network members and other business community leaders in this open forum to share best practices, issues or solutions with trends, set the stage for future CGPBSN sessions, workshops or discussions.

Bring your business cards and get ready to network with other business community members. Coffee, muffins and fruit will be provided.

Wellington Resource Center
10407 - 97 Street Clairmont, AB

  • Tuesday January 7, 2020
  • Tuesday March 3, 2020
  • Tuesday May 5, 2020
  • Tuesday August 4, 2020
  • Tuesday October 6, 2020

9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m..
Cost $ 25.00 per session
Registration via Eventbrite