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
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.