The County of Grande Prairie has launched the third phase of the Business Retention & Expansion (BR + E) survey, a follow-up to earlier phases completed in 2018 and 2019. The survey aims to help the County gain a better understanding of the ongoing future plans and needs of local businesses. It will also offer insight into how business owners and managers view the community as a place to do business. 

Survey results will be used to plan future economic development activities focused on the top priorities of local businesses. 

“Understanding the needs of the business community ensures our planning and activities will drive a strong and healthy economic environment across the County,” said County Reeve Leanne Beaupre.  

The survey is random and runs from June 21 to July 16. The County encourages businesses to participate in the survey, which takes about 15 minutes to complete. 

Selected businesses may also be contacted for a more in-depth follow up with County staff to better understand specific opportunities and challenges the business is facing, and to provide access to information and resources.  

Data collected from the previous surveys in 2018 and 2019 have guided programming, such as the County of Grande Prairie Business Support Network, as well as initiatives that benefit the business community and residents. 

The County has retained MDB Insight, an economic development consulting firm, to assist with the project. Findings from the survey will be made available to County Council and the community later this year.  


Media contact, and for further information: 
Nick Lapp 
Director of Planning and Development Services