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

IO Solutions is looking to hire another 300 people!
IO Solutions is looking to hire another 300 people in addition to their complement of 200 at their location in Summerside. If you would like to find out more about this opportunity or you know of anyone that may have an interest follow the link to apply >
Heritage awards handed out during Summerside Mayor’s Tea
When Dylan Corbett, now 17, was in junior high school, a presentation by Culture Summerside changed his young life. The presenter had one item in particular that caught the young history buff’s eye, a pocket watch that had belonged to Sir John A. MacDonald, Canada’s first prime minister. Being able to touch something with such a strong connection to Canada’s history was a profound moment for Corbett. “Everything we have today is built on something that someone did in the past,” he said. >


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

294 Water Street, Summerside, PE, C1N 1B8
Superb downtown location in historic building. It boasts views of the Summerside Harbour, recently completed street-scaping on Water Street side, and IT/Communications infrastructure is in place. Additional parking is available. >


  • Feb 212018 President's Dinner GSCC
  • Feb 24Hedley — Cageless Tour
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