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

Grocery chain unveils hybrid-electric Class 8 truck for deliveries
Loblaw believes it can reduce its carbon footprint by 30 percent in 2030. Vancouver — Loblaw has taken one small step to unveil its first full electric Class 8 truck, and one giant leap to reduce its carbon footprint. Catherine McKenna, minister of Environment and Climate Change, joined Loblaw Companies Ltd. in Vancouver recently, to unveil the 53-foot, fully electric Class 8 truck. >
The Toy Factory in New Glasgow is celebrating its 45th year
It’s not quite Santa’s workshop in the North Pole. But Dan and Kathy Viau’s The Toy Factory in New Glasgow, P.E.I., might be the next best thing. After a brief break, the store is re-opening on Saturday and will be open every weekend up to Dec. 17 for the Christmas season. Dan and Kathy have been making and selling toys at the shop for roughly 28 years. It was started in 1972 by Al Shumate in Murray River. >


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