Salem Target Industry Analysis


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This report presents the results of a focused analysis of selected target
industries for the City of Salem. The purpose of this project is to support
the city’s objective of fostering high wage job growth in Salem, provide
market data on the target industries and recommend steps to better
attract the target industries. The Community Planning Workshop (CPW)
evaluated four industries in this analysis: food processing, metal
manufacturing, biosciences, and renewable energy. The selected
industries highlight Salem’s traditional economic base in agriculture and
steel manufacturing and also look to emerging opportunities in the
bioscience and renewable energy industries.

Read the final student report delivered to the local gov/community partner.

Sustainable City Year Program Contact Info
Megan Banks
Sustainable City Year Program Manager
(541) 346-6395

University Faculty Contact
Robert Parker
Planning, Public Policy and Management

Local Government / Community Contact
Courtney Knox

Urban Development Senior Project Manager

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