County of Grande Prairie - Quality of Life
Welcome to the County of Grande Prairie No.1, where opportunities abound, and a prosperous future awaits you! Located in the heart of northwestern Alberta, our county offers the best location to service the thriving gas fields of both Alberta and British Columbia. With a strong local production of 6.7 Billion m3 of natural gas in 2020, ranking 5th highest in the province, and a remarkable 45.6% increase in the last 5 years, we are proud to be a major contributor to the energy sector.
But it's not just about business and industry here. The County of Grande Prairie No.1 provides an exceptional quality of life for residents, making it an ideal place to live and raise a family. Our community boasts friendly neighbourhoods, top-notch education, and world-class healthcare facilities. Surrounding the vibrant City of Grande Prairie, our region operates as a hub for healthcare, education, retail, and services, ensuring that all your needs are well taken care of.
In addition to being a leading producer of natural gas, the County has also witnessed significant growth in oil production. A staggering 32.2% increase in the last five years with 1.1 million m3 of oil produced in 2020 showcases the diverse opportunities available within our county.
As a testament to our commitment to growth and development, the County of Grande Prairie No.1 continues to issue Drilling Licenses at an impressive rate. In the first quarter of 2022, we experienced a remarkable 45% increase in licenses compared to the same period in 2021. This growth reflects the continued trust and confidence investors place in our region's potential.
As you consider investing in the County of Grande Prairie, rest assured that we have plenty of available industrial land ready for development. These investment-ready sites have been meticulously selected, considering crucial factors such as land use zoning, accessibility to transportation via well-maintained roads and rail, and robust infrastructure servicing, both municipal and private. Moreover, these sites are within existing approved Area Structure Plans, streamlining the investment process as they have already gone through the land use approval process.
Our strategic location as the northern trading center, serving both the Northern Canada/Alaska regions and situated on the CANAMEX Trade Corridor, opens up a world of opportunities for businesses looking to expand and flourish. The County of Grande Prairie No.1 is your gateway to endless possibilities and untapped potential.
Whether you are seeking new professional opportunities, a place to settle down and call home, or a chance to invest in a promising region, the County of Grande Prairie No.1 welcomes you with open arms. Embrace the unmatched blend of thriving industry, excellent quality of life, and abundant investment prospects that make us the envy of the region. Come, be a part of our success story, and let the County of Grande Prairie No.1 be your gateway to a bright and prosperous future.