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.