City of Salem Director of Economic Development can provide assistance to those interested in:
Expanding their existing facility or building an entirely new facility.

The director is available to assist with:

  • Site selection
  • Government/ private resource coordination
  • Community profiles
  • Funding sources
  • Utility cost estimates
  • Planning or Other services needed to promote growth

Click here to download an informational brochure on "Starting a Business in Salem".

For More Information, Contact:

City of Salem Office of Economic Development
Sally Burbridge
400 N Iron St.
Salem, Mo 65560

Other Assistance is available from:
State of Missouri Economic Development - Provides financial packaging assistance which accesses other special local, state and federal programs. Job Training and labor market information is accessible to existing or new entrepreneurs.

Department of Economic Development – State Industry specific guidelines

Department of Revenue – State

The Dent County Industrial Development Authority (IDA) was created to plan for and promote economic development in Salem and Dent County. The Dent County Commission appoints the ten members of the authority. Meetings are held on the second Wednesday of Jan, Apr, Jul and Oct. Contact Ed Pratt @ 573-729-6115 or Donald Dodd@729-4126.

Development Standards:
The City of Salem has adopted the 2012 International Building Codes.

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