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

IT support company expects to hire another 20 people by end of 2018
SUMMERSIDE – An information technology company that recently moved into Summerside’s Holman Building is expecting to hire at least another 20 people by the end of 2018. CareWorx opened its original office in Summerside in 2013 with about 30 people and has grown steadily ever since. It now employs about 80. The company recently gave invitees a tour of its new offices in the Holman Building and announced its intention to continue to hire. >


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