Commerce

A THRIVING REGIONAL HUB

Retail Spending

Resource riches, an unmatched entrepreneurial spirit, innovative research, major industry-leading employers and a rapidly growing population help drive Grande Prairie’s thriving commercial growth.

The city of Grande Prairie is the hub of commerce in the region, with an expected population increase averaging 2.5% in the next 10 years, nearly doubling the provincial average. The already-high average household income is also expected to rise over 40% in the next decade, from $107,026 to $150,149.

Within the city of Grande Prairie, consumer spending is highest in grocery and drug; coffee, café, and fast food; full-service restaurants; and professional and financial services. Baby boomers spend the most in nearly all retail categories within Grande Prairie, spending less only in entertainment, fitness and day spa, pet supplies and services, specialty retail, and sporting goods. The younger age cohorts (18-34 years, and 35-54 years) would like to see more offerings to increase spending.

Retail spending in Alberta has risen significantly between 2013 and 2014, from just over $6 billion to over $6.4 billion (an increase of 6.5%). While some of this growth is due to inflation, higher wages and greater job opportunities have contributed to a notable rise in consumer confidence in the province.

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Retail Market Analysis Summary

Download the PDF for more details about the commercial opportunities in the County of Grande Prairie.

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Please contact us for a full Retail Gap Analysis Report

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Top Retail Categories in Demand By Shoppers:

Source: Environics Analytics 2013 and Cushing Terrell MofE - Commerce-Top-Retail-Categories

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Average Houshold Income:

Source: Environics Analytics 2013 and Cushing Terrell Commerce-Chart

Major Companies and Retailers

Dozens of national and international brands and companies operate in the region, making the the Grande Prairie area a major hub of shopping and industrial services for northern Alberta and B.C.

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 The County of Grande Prairie Retail Market Analysis Summary

The County of Grande Prairie commissioned Cushing Terrell Architecture Inc. December 2014 to conduct a Retail Market Analysis for the County’s retail sector. Download the PDF for more details about the commercial opportunities in the County of Grande Prairie.

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Contact us using the form below to arrange a customized information package about our exciting and vibrant region. Or, call the County of Grande Prairie’s Economic Development Officer Chris King directly at 780-532-9722

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County of Grande Prairie

10001 - 84 Avenue
Clairmont, AB
T0H 0W0

Economic Development

Phone: 780-532-9722
Fax: 780-539-9880
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