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Office of Economic Development
The Economic Development Office provides services for the City of Salem and Dent County.  Partnering with other organizations in the area, we can provide assistance to new and expanding businesses and industries.

economic development director                                                                                                                                               

Sally Burbridge
City Administrator

“We at Royal Oak are extremely excited about the state of the art charcoal briquet facility we are building in Salem. The new facility represents the largest investment in our company’s history. We are extremely proud to be a part of the Salem community. We are also very grateful for all the dedication and hard work of our team members across our network of facilities and especially thankful for our Salem team members who are making this project a reality.”

Royal Oak Enterprises CEO, Jim Bennett


Economic Development Planning Documents

Adopted Title
September 2019
          Priorities Updated October 2020

Salem and Dent County, Missouri, Economic Development Strategy
2018 MRPC Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS)
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