Palliser Economic Partnership (PEP) is a regional consortium of local entities in South East Alberta, Canada. PEP and Future iQ worked together in 2009, with the people of the region to create a common vision and the long-term structures that systemically would promote future thinking and action. The purpose was to create a regional plan to support the growth of communities within Southeast Alberta. This work was funded and supported by the Government of Alberta. The Regional Director of economic development, Elvira Smid, won the 2011 Alberta Economic Developer of the Year, in recognition of her innovative approach.