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.

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Labor Day
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Contact us

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