Member Benefits

Our economic development focus is on small urbans and rural municiplaites in Northwest Alberta.  Membership fees are $1.00 per capita each year. Rates for other groups, businesses, colleges and institutions are equally modest. PREDA membership includes:

  • Access to PREDA studies and research project summaries; national & international datalinks; and shared access to annual subscriptions frequently used by econmic development officers.
  • Quarterly networking opportunities for a unified voice to advocate and raise awreness on the economic development opportunties and challenges of the region.
  • Access to economic trends and projections
  • Direct link to PREDA website on your homepage
  • Access to economic development educational opportunities including events and conferences
  • Access to value-added, fee-based services when desired

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Fee for Services

PREDA has established a fee for services program that allows members to access value-added services.  A complete list of our fee-for-services is available in our Virtual Office (log-in required).

Municipal Project Fund

The Municipal Project Fund (MPF) was created by municipal members for municipal members.

PREDA has established the MPF to create opportunities for our municipal members to access funds to support economic development projects within the PREDA region. Recognizing the challenges communities have in initiating projects due to financial constraints, and further noting that numerous government grants are based on regional concepts and partnerships and collaborations, this fund is intended to assist projects that do not necessarily fall into these categories. The selection of grant recipients is conducted through a peer review process as delineated in the Terms of Reference for the MPF Selection Committee.  More information is available in our Virtual Office (log-in required).