Playing a pivotal role in Oregon’s history, the City of Salem continues to be a leader in promoting the state’s innovative business climate, natural resources and workforce. The state’s capital and second-largest city, Salem is a preferred investment location.
“Salem’s economy is doing extremely well and is continuing to grow. Our community works together to promote everything that makes Salem a great place to work, live and play,” Salem Mayor Chuck Bennett said.
Salem has the qualities businesses seek when deciding where to locate including access to major freeways and airports and being less than an hour away from Portland and the state’s universities.
The teamwork by the City of Salem and Mid-Willamette Valley’s Strategic Economic Development Corporation (SEDCOR) has attracted Amazon, Yamasa Corp., Henningsen Cold Storage, FedEx, Home Depot and Garmin to the area.
A shovel-ready industrial park, Salem’s Mill Creek Corporate Center plays a major factor in region’s growth.
“We have a high-quality resource base in terms of water access, food and agriculture. For a market like Japan, this is exactly the kind of place where you can develop American-made goods to be brought into the Japanese food stream,” Bennett said.