Building a Strong
Business Community

Summerside is recognized by potential investors and business leaders as "the city to watch" for growth. Business and community leaders have formed dynamic networks committed to growth and development.


One of the major reasons businesses choose Summerside is the Island lifestyle. Summerside's quality of life plays heavily into attracting and retaining great people.

good jobs

Our highly skilled workforce has one of the lowest turnover rates in North America, with an average job tenure of 8.6 years. We call it the “Island Work Ethic.”

over 1000 organizations contribute to the success of our economy

over 75 per cent of our enterprises have between
1 and 10 employees

16 universities are situated in the area

Business News

Immediate Businesses for Sale: Summerside Motel and Cottages
Summerside Motel and Cottages has 24 motel units, 4 charming cottages, 3-way hookups for RV's, fully-equipped restaurant, and a 3 bdrm 3 bathroom apartment, all on 4.3 acres. The property is a year-round business entering the City of Summerside. >

News & Press

Bedeque manufacturing company owner named 'Top Dog' in exporting
CHARLOTTETOWN, P.E.I. - Stephen Hurst can now say he’s a “top dog” in more ways than one. “Let me just say being an exporter is not for the faint of heart,” said Hurst, owner and president of Top Dog Manufacturing in Bedeque. On Tuesday, Hurst was named the 2018 Exporter of the Year at P.E.I.’s Export Day event in Charlottetown. The award was presented by Premier Wade MacLauchlan at the P.E.I. Convention Centre. >


The CityTrends & Insights growth.
Analyzing Summerside’s Economy. Investigate the opportunities >
Financing and Incentives
The City of Summerside and partners work collaboratively together and offer incentive programs designed to stimulate and encourage targeted development and redevelopment in key geographic areas of the City of Summerside. >

Real Estate Development and Procurement

D-251 Water Street, Summerside, PE, C1N 1B5
Located in the heart of downtown Summerside, the McNeill Mall offers huge potential and a comprehensive retail solution for small business. This unit is on the upper level. >


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Phone: 902-432-0103
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The Office of Economic Development
City of Summerside
275 Fitzroy Street
Summerside, PE C1N 1H9