About Us

The Economic Development team works with companies, potential investors, and various stakeholders to showcase the many benefits of relocating or growing your business in Grande Prairie.

The team builds on the strength of our local economy by supporting the retention and expansion of existing businesses, as well as attracting new businesses and investment opportunities that continue to diversify our economy. Contact us by email at ecdevinfo@cityofgp.com to find out how we can support your business goals.

Rebecca Dodd, Ecomomic Team Member
Rebecca Dodd
Director, Economic Development

In her role, Rebecca oversees business investment attraction as well as business retention & expansion initiatives. With a specialty in investment attraction, she actively works with potential businesses to identify local investment opportunities by illuminating economic trends and identifying economic drivers within the region. Through her work, Rebecca is always marketing the City of Grande Prairie as a great place to live, work, and invest.

Terri Beaupre, Economic Development Team Member
Terri Beaupre
Executive Consultant, Strategic Initiatives

Terri Beaupre, accomplished in strategic leadership and economic growth, serves as the Executive Consultant for Strategic Initiatives at Invest Grande Prairie. With a background in business management and a passion for community development, Terri adeptly translates visionary concepts into actionable plans, embodying her commitment to tangible outcomes.  Terri excels at building relationships with stakeholders, investors, and partners, resulting in strategic collaborations that yield mutual benefits. Her dedication extends to sustainable development and corporate social responsibility, emphasizing responsible growth for future generations.

Ainsley Miller, Economic Development Team Member
Ainsley Miller
Economic Development Officer

Ainsley is a liaison between industry and government to ensure business retention, expansion and investment continue within Grande Prairie. She focuses on supporting employers through workforce development opportunities and immigration programs such as the Rural Renewal Stream. As an immigrant herself, Ainsley has a personal passion for showcasing our welcoming community to build visitors into residents. Any questions related to building the labour pool to ensure capacity for further investment growth can be directed to her.

Photo of Yvonne Loewen, Economic Development Team member
Yvonne Loewen
Business Retention and Expansion Coordinator

Yvonne Loewen, the Business Retention and Expansion Coordinator at Invest Grande Prairie, City of Grande Prairie's Economic Development department, is a dynamic professional passionate about connecting with businesses and community organizations. Yvonne's proactive approach involves meeting with businesses to gather data on challenges and opportunities, and she excels in representing the department at various events and developing innovative programs for business growth. Connect with her to learn more about Invest GP and explore collaboration opportunities.