Business View Civil & Municipal Apr-2023

23 CIVIL AND MUNICIPAL VOLUME 4, ISSUE 4 COUNT Y OF GR ANDE PR A I R I E AL he County of Grande Prairie is a place of opportunity. Home to the rich natural resources that support agriculture, forestry, and energy industries, the county is also anticipating continued growth in manufacturing, tourism, healthcare, and retail sectors. This, combined with diverse urban and rural lifestyle options, affordable housing options and a high median income, make Grande Prairie a place to discover and a place to call home. With a population of more than 25,000 the County surrounds the city of Grande Prairie, encompassing the towns of Beaverlodge, Sexsmith, and Wembley, along with several hamlets and localities. With much to offer, Grande Prairie is working to attract a new economic opportunity and a skilled workforce, while also marketing the region as a tourist destination. “The County of Grande Prairie and surrounding area has basically all the amenities of a large city. We have all the big brand name stores, and we are the shopping hub for the region,” relays County Reeve, Bob Marshall. T QUITE SIMPLY OF EVERYWHE