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 2020 Urban Development Department Annual Report.

What’s happening
May 31
Memorial Day Observance

City offices, Center 50+, and the Salem Public Library will be closed for the holiday observance.

Jul. 05
Independence Day Observed

City offices, Center 50+, and the Salem Public Library will be closed for the holiday observance.

Sep. 06
Labor Day

City offices, Center 50+, and the Salem Public Library will be closed for the holiday observance.

Nov. 11
Veteran's Day - Some City offices closed for holiday observance

City offices, Center 50+, and the Salem Public Library will be closed for the holiday observance.

Nov. 25
Thanksgiving - Some City offices closed for holiday observance

City offices, Center 50+, and the Salem Public Library will be closed for the holiday observance.

Contact us

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