Key Industries

​Where a business chooses to invest is critical. Salem works diligently to ensure that businesses and their employees, who make a commitment to Salem, remain confident their investment is the right one today and for the long term. Whether you specialize in agriculture, food processing, or transportation of goods, are a corporate headquarters or a local retailer, Salem offers business opportunities for all.

With abundant natural resources, the Mid-Willamette Valley is the greatest producer of agricultural products in Oregon. It is also a strong manufacturing and distribution region with a prime location on Interstate 5 between California and Washington. The area is within one hour of 80,000 college students between Portland and Eugene. Private sector employers and public officials aggressively collaborate on creative, industry-driven, and proactive approaches of supporting the workforce development needs of the region’s employers.

 Read the 2016 Urban Development Department Annual Report.

What’s happening
Oct. 04
Salem First Wednesday5:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.Down Town Salem
Oct. 05
North Gateway Redevelopment Advisory Board Meeting8:00 a.m.9:30 a.m.Center 50+
2615 Portland RD NE
Salem OR 97301
Nov. 02
North Gateway Redevelopment Advisory Board Meeting8:00 a.m.9:30 a.m.Center 50+
2615 Portland RD NE
Salem OR 97301
Nov. 11
Veteran’s Day
Nov. 23
ThanksgivingCivic Center
555 Liberty ST SE
Salem OR 97301

Contact us

Annie GorskiEconomic Development ManagerUrban Development Department
Mailing address:
350 Commercial ST NE
Salem OR 97301
TTY/TDD: