Look Who’s Hiring in Summerside
Summerside’s economy continues to expand through our local business champions looking for new talent and with the attraction of new business looking to attract new skill sets in the community.
Trends in Workforce
Adapting to the constant changing landscape of employee recruitment and retention is reported as a top trend in 2018. Businesses today will have to juggle four generations in the workforce, all with very different needs, wants and ambitions.
It’s All About the Attitude
In business, if attitude is the little thing that can make the difference for Success, Summerside during the past 5 months has shown its attitude in a meaningful way. Some suggest that if you want to change, grow and prosper you need to be prepared to do something different and do it with the right attitude.
Spring in the Air! Growth … Happening in Summerside
With spring fast approaching, Summerside is preparing for what is going to be a very busy 2018. Economic Development inquiries have been trending higher within the first quarter of 2018, driven in large part by the Immigration Portfolio and commercial demand inquiries in excess of 15,000 square feet looking for commercial space in Summerside.
CUP Smart Storage Demonstration Project – Producing Results
The partnership between Summerside and Samsung Renewable Energy Group and local partners is demonstrating first-hand how renewable innovation can provide savings, increase a municipality’s green footprint and find innovative ways to direct energy savings back into local programming that positively impacts the quality of life of residents.
Looking For Your Perfect Home? Look East. Look Summerside.
According to the Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA), the average home selling price was $481,562 in Canada for January 2018, with BC ($721,061) and Ontario ($543,988) leading the way. At an average house price of $222,533, PEI offers much more affordable house pricing than many of the other provinces.
City of Summerside Economic Development ANNUAL REPORT 2017
The City of Summerside is a place with a strong sense of community and an open-for-business mindset, where entrepreneurial and innovative ambitions are at the forefront of activity. Guided by a strategic vision, the Economic Development Office (EDO) mandate is to generate wealth through job creation.
IO Solutions in Summerside is Looking for Job Candidates
IO Solutions is looking to hire Bilingual Customer Service Representatives (English/Cantonese, English/Mandarin) for their Summerside, PEI Call Centre location. IO Solutions (a Business Process Outsourcer headquartered in Prince Edward Island) is privately owned and has been in operation since 2007.
Industry 4.0… Are you ready?
Industry 4.0 is the termed coined for the new trend of automation and data integration in the manufacturing sector. Industry 4.0 has been framed around the next generation factory and is viewed as the fourth industrial revolution.
Economic Development Tools to Make Locating in Summerside Easier
Technology has become fundamental to our day-to-day lives. Through various devices capable of accessing the internet, we connect with others and access information.
Despite all the ways we can communicate with each other, our devices cannot live our lives for us.
Summerside Living Lab Cases
Companies looking to enter North American markets with foreign technology are challenged to build business cases and market credibility in order to generate sales.
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:
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.
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.
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.