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

We are looking for career-focused individuals who are qualified in Oracle software and committed to customer service to fill 10 key positions in our new Summerside office. DOYENSYS was incorporated in the US and India in 2006, and in Canada in 2017. Our mission is to be a leader in Oracle-based solutions and to use our extensive experience, proven methodologies, cutting-edge tools, and established global delivery model to provide exceptional value and service to our customers. >


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
More ways to contact us > Office location:

The Office of Economic Development
City of Summerside
275 Fitzroy Street
Summerside, PE C1N 1H9