Key Industries

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.

If you want to learn more about Salem, take a moment to read our 2018 Urban Development Department Annual Report.

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555 Liberty ST SE
Salem OR 97301
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Salem OR 97301
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Memorial Day Observance
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Annie GorskiEconomic Development ManagerUrban Development Department
Mailing address:
350 Commercial ST NE
Salem OR 97301
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