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The City of Summerside Launches Survey to Establish Business Priorities

(City of Summerside, PE) – The City of Summerside Economic Development Department has officially launched its third Business Retention & Expansion (BR+E) survey. The Department wants to better understand the objectives and needs of local businesses and how owners and managers view the community as a place to do business. The information will be used to plan economic development activities focused on top priorities.

The City of Summerside Economic Development Department has retained the Economic and Policy Advisory of Deloitte LLP, a respected consulting firm, to assist with the project. Deloitte will be working with City Staff to review the completed surveys for challenges and opportunities that the local business community is facing. Businesses are encouraged to participate in the survey either by web or telephone and may be contacted between November 21st and December 16th. The survey should take no longer than 15 minutes to complete.

“Business Retention and Expansion is the cornerstone of the City’s Department of Economic Development”, claims Mike Thususka, Director of Economic Development. “Ensuring that our local business community is effectively served by the City’s lead economic development agency is our primary purpose. Through this survey, we hope to learn what opportunities and challenges our businesses face and ensure we connect businesses with resources available through our networks and services that are aligned with our program delivery.”

The project will launch in mid-November 2022 with surveying and will last until mid-January 2023 when all results have been analyzed. To learn more about the project or to participate, contact Mike Thususka of the Department of Economic Development (

For further information, please contact:

Mike Thususka
Economic Development Director
City of Summerside
p: 902.432.0103

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