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Strategic Design's Frost Resistant Manhole Covers
Frost in northern climates causes manholes to shift and the pavement around them to crack, leading to potholes. For governments, potholes mean expensive repairs, road safety issues and citizen complaints about damage to vehicles.
50/50 Central's Automation of Lottery Sales
50/50 Central approached the City of Summerside to facilitate live field tests of new touch-screen technology it had developed in the lab. Working with the City’s IT and recreation staff, the company conducted tests at local sporting events, with Junior Hockey providing the sample size needed to build a global business case.
Energy and Innovation in Economic Development
Storing energy is not new for small applications, but it’s in its infancy when ramped up to an industrial scale. The boom in the renewable market over the past 10 years has seen Canada become one of the most successful countries adopting renewable energy into its grid system.
What’s In a Place? Part I A Guide for Lessees
Let’s suppose you have a great idea and aspire to be a business owner. The decision you face is where to set up shop. It turns out this decision is multi-faceted. It may seem that rent is the only important metric to consider, but there are far more aspects to evaluate and Summerside EDO can assist in the following ways:
City of Summerside and Samsung Renewable Energy Partner on Innovative Renewable Energy System
Samsung Renewable Energy Inc., hereinafter referred to as Samsung, has partnered with the City of Summerside on a renewable energy demonstration project. The “smart storage” system will seamlessly blend solar power with traditional power sources and provide a cost effective way of storing and dispatching surplus energy.
Summerside Partners with Stash Energy Inc. under Living Lab Program to Accelerate Heat Pump Systems Energy Storage
Utilities around the globe understand the core problem of managing electricity demand fluctuations throughout the day with peaks in the morning and early evening.
Summerside Launches Innovation Strategy
Summerside recently launched its Innovation Strategy, an action plan to establish the city as a renewable centre of excellence. Summerside is widely recognized as a leader and pioneer in adopting green and innovative technologies.
The City of Summerside Economic Development adopts robust online job-matching platform to address employment gaps
In a bid to help job seekers find meaningful employment and give local businesses access to the talent they need, the Summerside Economic Development Office is mounting an ambitious campaign to register job candidates and local employers with Magnet, a new network powered by data-rich job-matching technology.
Summerside economy continues to diversify
Summerside is known as the Aerospace Hub of Prince Edward Island and this month, with the expansion of Nautican Research and Development the Marine Sector in Summerside, took a significant step forward in this growing and exciting new cluster in Prince Edward Island.
KPMG: Providing World Wide Location Sensitive Costs Comparisons
Starting in 1996, KPMG’s Competitive Alternatives Study has been undertaking business location cost analysis in participating cities and countries around the world, namely in North America, Europe and the Asia Pacific region.
City of Summerside Economic Development
This newsletter puts a spotlight on Summerside’s Sectors of Excellence. And while every industry in Summerside is still continuing to perform, three sectors of prominence continue to play a key role in the economy of Summerside.
China Gold Fortune International expands to Summerside to establish its North American Centre of Excellence
Based in Beijing China, China Gold Fortune International have opened an office as their first step towards the establishment of their Smart Electric Meter and LED Assemble Facility to be built in Summerside over the next year.
Two Languages: It’s good for business Report
An interesting read from a study published in 2015 on the importance and value of bilingualism in New Brunswick, which has direct relevance to Summerside and the region.
Summerside’s Innovation Ambitions – Let’s Build the Future Together!
Summerside boasts the only city owned utility in Prince Edward Island, Canada. This distinction provides us with a unique opportunity to adapt and grow our community in unique ways.