Growing the North

Join us for the LARGEST economic development conference in northern Alberta! Growing the North offers attendees valuable information on local, provincial, national, and international issues affecting residents of the Peace Region; a mix of informative speakers representing a variety of topics and industries; and an excellent platform for important networking with municipal leaders and business people from many communities throughout northwestern Alberta and beyond. Today's connections are tomorrow's opportunities!

Growing the North is an annual conference organized and hosted by a group of partners including the Grande Prairie & District Chamber of Commerce, City of Grande Prairie, County of Grande Prairie, Municipal District of Greenview, Community Futures Grande Prairie & Region, Grande Prairie Regional Tourism Association, Grande Prairie Regional Innovation Network, Farm Credit Canada, Northwestern Polytechnic, and Grande Prairie Friendship Centre.

Since its inception in 2010, Growing the North has been helping municipal leaders and entrepreneurs explore economic development opportunities and examine innovation in the Peace Region of Northwest Alberta and Northeast B.C.

For more information, contact the Grande Prairie & District Chamber of Commerce by phone 780-532-5340 or email


The Economic Developers Alberta Resilience & Recovery Workshop for Communities is scheduled for Friday, February 23 in Clarkson Hall at Evergreen Park. For more information, please visit with special rates available for delegates of Growing the North.

Community Futures
County of Grande Prairie
Northwestern Polytechnic
Grande Prairie Regional Innovation Network
City of Grande Prairie
MD of Greenview
Grande Prairie Regional Tourism Association
Farm Credit Canada
Chamber of Commerce Grande Prairie & District
Grande Prairie Friendship Centre

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