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

Student opts for own business rather than part-time work
NEW GLASGOW — Abby MacKenzie could have found a part-time job as a cashier or serving coffee. It is a common trend among high school students looking to put a little cash in their pocket while continuing to focus on school. But MacKenzie decided to become her own boss instead. >
Looking for more-ish in life
BONAVISTA, N.L. — When asked about her background in baking cupcakes, Tracy Harris says it’s all about seeing the customers’ reactions when they taste. “I like the reactions I get from people — when it’s good!” she laughed, in her interview with The Packet. Tracy opened her own cupcake shop, Moreish Cupcakes and Treats this past June. “It’s just something you like to hear. I like making people feel good.” >


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. >


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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