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. company being featured in Worldwide Business With Kathy Ireland
COLEMAN CORNER – A whirlwind trip to Hollywood this week by the owners of Trout River Industries will have the Prince Edward Island company featured in an August episode of Worldwide Business with Kathy Ireland. The show airs in over 50 countries on Fox Business News and Bloomberg. “It just gets our name around the world,” said Harvey Stewart, in describing what appearing on Worldwide Business with Kathy Ireland means to his company. >
Northumberland Ferries Ltd. begins season with one boat, as usual
WOOD ISLANDS, P.E.I. – One Belfast businessman expects smoother sailing this year when it comes to ferry service between P.E.I. and Nova Scotia. Northumberland Ferries Ltd. has returned to a two-ferry service after operating last year as a single-vessel operation. The ferry service began its 2017 season on Monday. >


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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Phone: 902-432-1255
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The Office of Economic Development
City of Summerside
275 Fitzroy Street
Summerside, PE C1N 1H9