Reeve Dale Smith attended the Economic Developers Association (EDA) of Alberta Ministry Dinner in Edmonton, October 24, 2019. As a leader in the Tri-Municipal Partnership (TMIP), Reeve Smith presented an update on the project to key federal and provincial Ministry representatives, provincial and national organizations, Alberta economic development officers, and the International Economic Development Council. The TMIP was a Gold sponsor for the event, which brought together EDA members and Ministry representatives to network, share information and explore potential partnerships.
Since 2017 the municipalities of Greenview, County of Grande Prairie, and the City of Grande Prairie have worked collaboratively to create the TMIP, which is a world-class heavy industrial district, located in Greenview, 40 km south of Grande Prairie.
With a footprint equivalent to 2/3 the size of the City of Red Deer and access to rail, highway, power, and water, the TMIP will focus on attracting industries which demonstrate leading edge environmentally conscious and sustainable practices. Development of large scale heavy industrial projects will create long term stable employment, growth, and opportunities for the region.
In 2020, the partnership is looking forward to establishing a formal Development Corporation and hiring dedicated executive staff to manage and promote the TMIP project.
Photo Credit: Mayor Bill Given, City of Grande Prairie