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

Business News

Immediate Businesses for Sale: Summerside Motel and Cottages
Summerside Motel and Cottages has 24 motel units, 4 charming cottages, 3-way hookups for RV's, fully-equipped restaurant, and a 3 bdrm 3 bathroom apartment, all on 4.3 acres. The property is a year-round business entering the City of Summerside. >

News & Press

The City of Summerside is issuing a Request for Qualification (RFQ) for Summerside West Lands (Hippenstall Corner)
This 6.12-acre site on Summerside Waterfront is an underutilized parcel of land containing prime waterfront development potential. Sealed Proposals will be received by the City of Summerside at 275 Fitzroy Street, 1st Floor Secure Mail Slot City Hall, Summerside PE until April 17, 2020, 4:00 pm AST for Request for Qualifications Summerside West Lands. >


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

107 Walker Avenue, Summerside, PE, C1N 4K2
Walker Avenue is a popular area for retail and office space. This building is only 8 years old and has its own parking lot. BDO occupies the upper level and leases the lower level. >


  • Jun 02City of Summerside Committee Meetings
  • Jun 02 City of Summerside Committee Meetings
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

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