Grande Prairie has been named the 6th most entrepreneurial mid-sized community in Canada by the Canadian Federation of Independent Business.

The ranking sees our city tied with Collingwood, Ontario, all marked by the same three main criteria, Policy, Perspective and Presence.

Swan City scored high on all three, with the highest mark of 30.3 out of 33 in the “policy” category which looks at things such as the municipal property tax ratio.

Grande Prairie was the only mid-sized city in Alberta to make the list.

Top 10 overall scores, mid-sized cities:

1 Whitehorse (Y.T.) 75.0
2 Winkler (Man.) 69.7
3 Victoriaville (Que.) 68.3
4 Rimouski (Que.) 67.6
5 Rivière-du-Loup (Que.) 67.2
6 Collingwood (Ont.) 67.0
6 Grande Prairie (Alta.) 67.0
8 Saint-Georges (Que.) 66.9
9 Val-d’Or (Que.) 65.4
10 Squamish (B.C.) 65.0