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

Attention Summerside Business Owners:
We will be conducting a Business Retention and Expansion survey from February 18 – March 6. The survey will be conducted over the telephone with the support of MDB Insight. If chosen, you will be contacted by phone between mid-February and early March. The survey should take no longer than 15 minutes to complete. If you are contacted, your help would be greatly appreciated. >

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

107 Walker Avenue, Summerside, PE, C1N 4K2
Walker Avenue is a popular area for retail and office space. This building is only 8 years old and has its own parking lot. BDO occupies the upper level and leases the lower level. >

Events

  • Feb 19100 Year Kin Flag Raising
  • Feb 272020 GSCC Annual General Meeting
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