Community Futures Grande Prairie & Region (CF) has been supporting regional economic development and business development since 1986. In the 30+ years of its existence, CF has excelled as a small business advisor, lender and strategic growth strategist for entrepreneurs in start up, growth, maintenance and business purchase stages. Our long history of responsive and adaptive client service and ongoing partnerships with Municipalities, Chamber of Commerce offices, Economic Development departments, Lenders, Non-Profit organizations, Provincial and Federal governments has allowed CF to become a true conduit between private and public sectors.
Events like Growing the North show the importance of learning from the past, understanding the present and preparing for the future. This event, and its affiliated Taste of the Peace, show that the power of partnership and collaboration are fundamental to a resilient and growing community . The Community Futures Board and Staff are proud to support small business and strategic collaboration for the betterment of our region.
As Canada’s leading agriculture lender, FCC is advancing the business of agriculture. With a healthy portfolio of more than $28 billion and 23 consecutive years of portfolio growth, FCC is strong and stable – committed to serving the industry through all cycles. FCC provides financing, insurance, software, learning programs and other business services to producers, agribusinesses and agri-food operations. FCC employees are passionate about agriculture and committed to the success of customers and the industry.
The Grande Prairie & District Chamber of Commerce is recognized as The Voice of Business in Grande Prairie & Region. With a hardworking staff, an engaged board, and great relationships with strategic partners, community chambers, and elected regional, provincial, and federal officials, the priorities of our members are backed by the strength of our region. The Chamber is the ONLY organization in Grande Prairie dedicated to connecting business, by creating opportunities for networking, business promotion, advocacy, and policy development - accessible to businesses of all sizes, types, and industries.
Located in Northwestern Alberta and surrounded by a boreal forest perimeter, the County is part of the Great Plains Region.
The natural resource rich area serves as a home to many industries including Agriculture, Energy, Forestry, Manufacturing and Tourism, and allows for rapidly expanding opportunities for continuing growth.
Our rich history combined with our forests, open fields, and picturesque valleys clothed in seasonal splendour, makes the County an all-season recreational paradise.
Named Canada’s Best Place for Business in 2016 by Canadian Business and PROFIT magazines, Grande Prairie is one of the youngest and fastest growing cities in North America. With more residents preparing for kindergarten than getting set for retirement, Grande Prairie offers a robust labour pool and youthful median age of 30.3. Grande Prairie is the largest city north of Edmonton and the primary service centre for Northwestern Alberta and Northeastern British Columbia. Strategically situated at the intersection of three major highway, the local economy benefits from a trading area of over 280,000 people. Demonstrating the regional importance of the city, the Province has invested $730 million into the construction of a new regional hospital and cancer centre set to open in 2019. With a spirit for innovation and entrepreneurship, Grande Prairie is the place to do business; a great place to invest, raise a family, and realize your dreams.
Regional innovation services are now being provided by the Grande Prairie Regional Innovation Network. GPRIN is a formal community partnership which leads the development and delivery of innovation and technical problem solving services for innovators and entrepreneurs in the region and surrounds.
Services include: Idea Assessment, Technical Problem Solving, Steps to Commercialization, Access to Funds and Programs for Qualified Projects, Intellectual Property for Qualified Projects, Learning Events, and White Boarding for Qualified Individuals.Services are provided from Centre 2000 in Grande Prairie, Alberta and are led by Bob Hall - Alberta Innovates Technology Development Advisor, 780.539.2718 email@example.com.
The M.D. Greenview offers a very unique experience for individuals and families eager to grow professionally and personally.
It’s a powerhouse of potential supported by economic depth in the forestry, energy, agriculture and tourism sectors, progressive infrastructure and a remarkably diverse culture that values community, friendship and family. If you are looking for somewhere big, open to opportunity and breathtakingly beautiful, the M.D of Greenview has it for you.
The Grande Prairie Regional Tourism Association is an ambassador for the Grande Prairie Region and is the visible voice for the industry. GPRTA is a non-profit marketing organization funded by partnership fees, memberships, marketing programs and fundraising initiatives.
We are dedicated to increasing local business revenue by promoting the Grande Prairie area through every possible marketing avenue and is continually seeking new opportunities to showcase the region.
We are a tourism destination marketing organization (DMO) working in conjunction with Travel Alberta, helping promote tourism by negotiating and investing in marketing programs and partnership proposals.
By exchanging marketing materials and cross promoting our members, their attributes to our community, festivals and events in Grande Prairie and our many amenities we can expand our network and engage our region.
Using a variety of marketing and advertising services GPRTA supports local businesses, we go beyond locally promoting our members by bringing them to a national scale.