Grow Your Business Introduction
Salem, Missouri provides an ideal environment for businesses seeking room to grow, a skilled work force, competitive wages, low tax rates, low cost of living, and a superior quality of life. Local officials appreciate the need of businesses to operate with a minimum of interference, yet offer substantial resources and assistance to help businesses thrive in our community. The Director of Economic Development for the City of Salem is responsible for developing and implementing programs that stimulate the Salem area economy.
Close proximity to one of the nation’s leading engineering schools, Missouri University of Science and Technology in Rolla, Missouri, means businesses have access to research opportunities and a well-educated work force.
Natural Resources are plentiful in the area. There is an expanding base of agriculture, forestry, mining, distribution and industry. Salem is well known for its wood industry and close proximity to lead mining. Stave mills, charcoal, rough cut and kiln dried lumber, specialty wood trims, wood for barrels, flooring and cabinets are all manufactured in the area.
City of Salem Office of Economic Development
Ray Walden, Director
400 N Iron St.
Salem, Mo 65560
Location! Location! Location!
Salem is a growing community in south central Missouri, less than 15 miles from the population center of the United States.
Discover Why Salem Has More To Offer!
- Low cost of living
- Competitive land costs
- Very affordable real estate prices
- Low tax rates
- State and local financial incentives
- High-speed internet connectivity
- Strategic location in the heart of the nation
- Outstanding quality of life
For local facts and figures, see the Salem Community Profile.