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SALEM IS RIGHT FOR BUSINESS 
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A place for companies like yours to grow and thrive

Few metropolitan areas in America stand at such a favorable junction of environment, resources, and business amenities as Salem.  We're 60 minutes from Portland, an hour from the ocean, and no more than 90 minutes from year-round skiing, world-class windsurfing, fishing, hiking, camping, and whitewater rafting. We're within an hour's drive of 70 percent of Oregon's population. View the State of the City Collaboration video.

"Salem is a rare melding of abundant land, strategic location, a ready workforce, access to higher education, and compelling demographics on top of our arts, culture, good schools, recreation opportunities, and a city government dedicated to serving business." 

   ~ 
Janet Taylor, 
       Former  Mayor,
       City of Salem
We're especially rich in one precious resource: water.  Salem's water was recently judged the best tasting in the West and is among the purest to be found anywhere.

Some 14 of the state's top public colleges and universities are in close proximity to Salem.  And more of Salem's public schools are on Oregon's top 10 list than those of any other city in the state.

Salem is an exceptional environment for living, for working, and for growing a business.  Our commutes are short, our air pure, our parks abundant and beautiful. We have abundant land for development, a ready and willing workforce, great training programs, and a city that works hard to make doing business easy.

How can we be of service?  You can learn a lot more about Salem's many assets to industry, commercial and retail and professional firms right here. For information and services to help you in the daily course of your Salem business, follow the links in the left menu to the support you need, or call at 503.588.6178.

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