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 launches campaign to breathe new life into city
Summerside, P.E.I. - Breathing in the crisp salty air, Darcia Burnett and her husband, Jordon, reminisce on a bench that overlooks the frozen Summerside harbour. They took a leap of faith 10 years ago. “We met in Edmonton and moved to Whitehorse (Yukon) for seven years,” said Darcia. >
Honeywell energy saving project continues to be contentious for Summerside council
Summerside City Council is still grappling with the question of whether or not to hire Honeywell to perform a major energy efficiency project. The $3.6 million undertaking is a follow up component to a year-long energy audit Honeywell was hired to conduct for the city. The company identified various points of energy saving potential and made a proposal to the city that would see it do the work. >


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. >


  • Jan 31Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) Presentations @ Delta Prince Edward
  • Feb 152018 Annual General Meeting GSCC
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