Annie Gorski
Economic Development Manager

Urban Development Department
350 Commercial St. NE
Salem, OR 97301

503-589-2054 (fax)
503-588-6370 (tty/tdd)

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.

Advanced Manufacturing and Technology
Agricuture and Food Processing
Transportation and Distribution
Wood Products