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Real Estate Market Statistics

Grande Prairie and its surrounding areas saw a record high number of home sales, totalling 316 units. According to the Grande Prairie and Area Association of Realtors, they’ve seen an increase of 30% increase from July of last year.

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Grande Prairie Real Estate Market Stats July 2014

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Land lisitngs in County of Grande Prairie

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Annexation
 
City of Grande Prairie, County of Grande Prairie

Preliminary Public Hearing held by Municipal Government Board

The MGB held a preliminary hearing on September 20, 2013. This hearing determined document exchange dates and the dates for the merit hearing. The merit hearing will commence at 9:00 a.m. on Monday May 26, 2014 and will extend if deemed neccesary by the MGB to Friday June 6, 2014.No hearing is currently scheduled for Saturday May 31 to Monday June 2, 2014.

Any affected landowners or members of the public wishing to attend, make oral presentations or written submissions at the merit hearing must notify the MGB, the City and the County by 4:00 pm on Thursday May 1, 2014.

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Development, Land & Growth

There is unlimited potential for industrial, commercial and residential development within the County of Grande Prairie. The County land base has excellent access to major highway connection corridors and a solid roadway system. Continual expansion of regional roadways, including the North-South Trade Corridor (Hwy 2/Hwy 43) and future development of the City Bypass, will benefit the region's businesses by decreasing commuter times and increasing safety for both businesses and residents.

Visit the Planning & Development Statistics page for more information on quantity of development permits issued and construction values.  

In the County of Grande Prairie there has been a development increase of 34.5% in the year 2014 from the year 2013.  Future prospects look equally well.

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Advantages

Grande Prairie is an attractive place to build and expand your business and a great place to start a career. Our distinct advantages include:

  • No provincial sales tax and low cost tax regime
  • Rich natural resources, including natural gas, natural gas liquids, oil, oil sands, lumber and agricultural land
  • Presence of major corporations such as EnCana, Husky and Canadian Natural Resources
  • Grande Prairie’s status of regional service centre for a market of over 250,000
  • A diverse economic portfolio with many pillars supporting fast growth
  • Young and growing population
  • Affluent families; household discretionary income nearly double the national average

If you are considering doing business in Grande

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 About PREDA

What is PREDA?

PREDA is one of 12 Regional Economic Development Alliances (REDA’s) in the province.

Peace Region Economic Development Alliance (PREDA) is a partnership of 25 municipalities, educational institutions, business groups and Community Futures working together to guide regional economic development of Alberta’s Peace Country. PREDA was incorporated as a not for profit Corporation under The Companies Act of Alberta in October 2000.

Our Mission is to continue to grow a vibrant economy that explores, promotes and facilitates new emerging opportunities, competitiveness and innovation.

Our Vision is one where the Peace Country has: planned and balanced growth; strong stewardship of its resources; and the ability to proactively manage economic change.

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