The City of Summerside’s unique municipally-owned infrastructure and progressive business environment presents distinct advantages over every other Atlantic designation. It is the perfect gateway for foreign companies to expand globally while gaining a foothold in North American markets.
Located on Canada’s east coast — in the province of Prince Edward Island—the City of Summerside is widely recognized as a leader and early adopter of innovation and investment in specific and growing sectors. It is a small place with very big things to offer.
Summerside leverages its success across many sectors—including Aerospace, IT, Renewable Energy, and Mid-Stage Start-Ups—with the objective of growing evermore present in International markets.
Pro-growth leadership — including an interconnected network of senior collaborators and industry experts, plus public and private investors, that brings all key players into the “same room.”
Big think — unique Living Lab assets including research, development, and partnerships to support investment in green and alternative energy, waste management technology, and connectivity.
Lifestyle — ideal work/life balance, minimal commuting time; recreational, cultural and entertainment services throughout the province, plus a shared sense of community in a very attractive seaside setting.
Low cost / low risk — a promising strategy for a manageable entry into North America.
Lower production / ownership cost — beta testing of new technologies and products permits “Fail First, Fail Fast” in addition to “Fail Cheap” advantages, which accelerate the development cycle and reduce risk and cost. Plus ready access to customers for product validation.
Employee retention — lower turnover and wage burden relative to other North American cities.
Collaborative focus — including creative partnerships with a wide range of professional organizations.
Time zone advantage — for online / phone-based service companies with two shifts 8:00 am to 8:00 pm, customers can be served during all normal business hours in all time zones across Canada and the U.S.