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

Summerside's Callbecks store receives national Home Hardware award
Excellence in customer service, and staff performance are just two examples of why Summerside’s Home Hardware was recognized with the Proud of My Home Award at Home Hardware’s annual Spring Market recently in Ontario. Callbecks Hardware Building Centre was one of 23 stores to be presented the award out of nearly 1,100 stores across Canada. >
P.E.I. company offers cash prize for best green, clean-tech business pitch
CHARLOTTETOWN, P.E.I. – If you have an idea for a green or clean-tech startup business, a P.E.I. company could give you a cash prize. Charlottetown-based company e365 is offering the prize and start-up support for the best business pitch it hears at the Atlantic Green Expo, April 21–23. The winner will be awarded $2,500 to put towards the new venture, along with free consulting time with e365. >


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. >


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