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

P.E.I. cheesemaker Dairy Isle takes first place at 90th British Empire Cheese Show
Summerside-based cheese producer wins accolades for taste and quality. SUMMERSIDE, P.E.I. — A Summerside-based cheese producer has won accolades for taste and quality. Dairy Isle has won first place in three categories at the venerable British Empire Cheese Show. The only winner from Atlantic Canada, Dairy Isle is made from 100 per cent local milk from ADL. >
10,000 prize for winner for Dragons Contest
RDÉE Prince Edward Island has just launched the fourth edition of its very popular francophone Dragons’ Contest, offering a $10,000 prize to the winner of the entrepreneurial competition. Contest organizers are hoping the amount will provide leverage to help the champion advance to the next phase of his or her entrepreneurial journey. >


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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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