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

News & Press

IO Solutions is looking to hire another 300 people!
IO Solutions is looking to hire another 300 people in addition to their complement of 200 at their location in Summerside. If you would like to find out more about this opportunity or you know of anyone that may have an interest follow the link to apply >
Eleven contestants to face ‘Dragons’ in RDÉE P.E.I. competition
SUMMERSIDE, P.E.I. – Eleven contestants with ideas to start or expand a business or launch a new product or service, have signed up for the 2018 edition of the Dragons' Contest, hosted by RDÉE Prince Edward Island. Dragons' contest co-ordinator, Velma Robichaud, recently accepted a major sponsorship commitment from Collège de l'Île president Donald DesRoches. The college is hosting part of the training day, at a donated cost of $470 per participant. >


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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Contact us
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