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.

Attractive
lifestyle

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.

Creating
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

Rapidly growing Atlantic Indigenous population plays an important role in economy
HALIFAX - Indigenous people play an important and growing role in the Atlantic economy, but economic indicators show that there is more work to be done to fully realize their economic potential, says to the latest Report Card from the Atlantic Provinces Economic Council (APEC). There are about 129,000 people of Indigenous identity in Atlantic Canada, about 6 per cent of the region’s population. >

Resources

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

D-251 Water Street, Summerside, PE, C1N 1B5
Located in the heart of downtown Summerside, the McNeill Mall offers huge potential and a comprehensive retail solution for small business. This unit is on the upper level. >

Events

  • Aug 22Concerts in the Garden — Not All There
  • Oct 10Taste of Canada 2018 – Chicago
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