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.

Attractive
lifestyle

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.

Creating
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

Worldwide exposure for Trout River Industries
COLEMAN CORNER — The owners of a West Prince are optimistic the nearly seven minutes their company spent in front of a worldwide TV audience on Sunday will help them achieve further business growth. Company president, Harvey Stewart, who along with business partner and CEO Darrin Mitchell flew to Hollywood for a studio interview with Kathy Ireland in June, said he is very pleased with how the ‘Worldwide Business with Kathy Ireland’ segment turned out. >
Facebook envisions Watch feature as TV for social media
NEW YORK — Facebook envisions its new Watch feature as TV designed for social media, a place where users comment, like and interact with show creators, stars and each other — and never leave. >

Resources

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

The City Waterfront use Redevelopment.
Seeking proposals for two City-owned sites with over 1.2 million square feet of buildable space. Goal of delivering more than 300,000 square feet of commercial space, up to 1,000 housing units, open space, and a school for the City community. >

Events

  • Aug 26THE GREAT TRAIL CELEBRATION EVENT
Contact us
Phone: 902-432-1255
More ways to contact us > Office location:

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