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

Mont-Carmel artisan cheese house made of the “white” stuff
A local man found his calling in making fresh cheese curd snacks. “I’m a son of a nearby dairy farmer and I’ve always been passionate about agriculture, so this was my way of keeping my hands tied into it,” explained Mathieu Gallant, the owner of The Island Artisan Cheesehouse in Mont-Carmel. >
Charlottetown employers expect moderate hiring climate for October-December
CHARLOTTETOWN, P.E.I. – Charlottetown-area businesses expect a moderate hiring climate for the fourth quarter of 2017, according to a ManpowerGroup survey. “Survey data reveals that seven per cent of employers plan to hire for the upcoming quarter (October to December), while seven per cent anticipate cutbacks,” said Mindy Stoltz of Manpower’s Saint John office. >


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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The Office of Economic Development
City of Summerside
275 Fitzroy Street
Summerside, PE C1N 1H9