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.

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Kim Pinnock
Director (Acting), Economic Development

Kim supports gathering and analysis of relevant data, building networks, and creating pathways for growth in the City. With a breadth of knowledge in northern economic and social development and a strategic approach to making connections and building collaborative relationships, Kim oversees projects and initiatives that will deliver impactful economic benefits and attract newcomers. Through this role, she continues to share the innovative stories and potential that makes the City of Grande Prairie a great place to live, work and explore.

Jeff Harrop
Chief Business and Development Officer

Jeff is an experienced marketing and investment professional who identifies and seizes investment opportunities for the benefit of the City of Grande Prairie. He works closely with potential businesses, leveraging his understanding of the local economic landscape to build relationships that encourage long-term growth and success. Jeff's strategic investment management approach ensures Invest Grande Prairie's portfolio aligns with the City's economic goals, delivering impactful economic benefits and creating opportunities for new and existing businesses to thrive. He is dedicated to driving growth and prosperity in the region, making him a valuable asset to the team.

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Rebecca Dodd (On Leave)
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
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.

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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.

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.

Amy Doole
Rural Renewal Stream Coordinator

Amy is your connection to the Rural Renewal Stream Immigration Program. She works directly with employers looking to take advantage of the program to grow their workforce through immigration.

Growing up in Grande Prairie, she knows the community well and works with internal and external partners to support local workforce development within the Invest Grande Prairie team.

Any questions about the Rural Renewal Stream Program can be directed to immigration@cityofgp.com.