In what’s been referred to as the most anti-business legislative session in years, there is growing unease among businesses in the region about the cumulative effect proposed legislation will have on the ability of the Salem area – and the state – to attract, conduct, and grow business. As a result, business leaders have rallied, reaching out to legislators and sharing their stories on the impact proposed legislation would have on their business.
Over the years, buy local campaigns have raised awareness of the benefit of supporting local businesses first. Buy in the Mid Valley is now expanding on that idea with a card program that gives consumers special offers at participating businesses. The program officially launched in January.