Community Profile

Salem is the capital city of Oregon with a population estimated at 177,694 (2021). Centrally located, Salem is 47 miles south of Portland and an hour from the Cascade Mountains and the ocean beaches. Salem is in the midst of sustained, steady growth. Ongoing preservation of historic downtown buildings, along with a downtown core master plan for residential and commercial development, ensures managed growth.

Salem is a diverse community with well-established neighborhoods, a family-friendly ambiance, and a small town feel.

Our commutes are short, our air is pure, our parks are 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.


 

What’s happening
Feb. 08
Cultural & Tourism Promotion Advisory Board6:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.Virtual Meeting

Regular monthly meeting of the Cultural and Tourism Promotion Advisory Board 2nd Tuesday, 6 PM - 8 PM Virtual Meeting Contact: Chris Neider, 503-540-2361, [email protected]

Agenda: An agenda for this meeting is not yet available.

Phone: 503-540-2361

This is an open, public meeting or public hearing at an accessible location. Special accommodations are available, upon request, for persons with disabilities. Services may be requested for sign language interpretation or languages other than English. To request accommodations or services, please call 503-540-2361 at least two business days prior to the meeting.

Feb. 21
City Holiday

Some City offices closed for holiday observance.

Mar. 08
Cultural & Tourism Promotion Advisory Board6:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.Virtual Meeting

Regular monthly meeting of the Cultural and Tourism Promotion Advisory Board 2nd Tuesday, 6 PM - 8 PM Virtual Meeting Contact: Chris Neider, 503-540-2361, [email protected]

Agenda: An agenda for this meeting is not yet available.

Phone: 503-540-2361

This is an open, public meeting or public hearing at an accessible location. Special accommodations are available, upon request, for persons with disabilities. Services may be requested for sign language interpretation or languages other than English. To request accommodations or services, please call 503-540-2361 at least two business days prior to the meeting.

Apr. 12
Cultural & Tourism Promotion Advisory Board6:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.Virtual Meeting

Regular monthly meeting of the Cultural and Tourism Promotion Advisory Board 2nd Tuesday, 6 PM - 8 PM Virtual Meeting Contact: Chris Neider, 503-540-2361, [email protected]

Agenda: An agenda for this meeting is not yet available.

Phone: 503-540-2361

This is an open, public meeting or public hearing at an accessible location. Special accommodations are available, upon request, for persons with disabilities. Services may be requested for sign language interpretation or languages other than English. To request accommodations or services, please call 503-540-2361 at least two business days prior to the meeting.

May 10
Cultural & Tourism Promotion Advisory Board6:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.Virtual Meeting

Regular monthly meeting of the Cultural and Tourism Promotion Advisory Board 2nd Tuesday, 6 PM - 8 PM Virtual Meeting Contact: Chris Neider, 503-540-2361, [email protected]

Agenda: An agenda for this meeting is not yet available.

Phone: 503-540-2361

This is an open, public meeting or public hearing at an accessible location. Special accommodations are available, upon request, for persons with disabilities. Services may be requested for sign language interpretation or languages other than English. To request accommodations or services, please call 503-540-2361 at least two business days prior to the meeting.

Contact us

Urban Development Department
Monday–Friday
8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
350 Commercial ST NE
Salem OR 97301
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