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About Salem, Oregon

Oregon's Capital City, Salem is located in the heart of the Willamette Valley.  Salem is a large city by Oregon standards, but boasts a friendly small-town feel.  Brimming with opportunity, Salem and its neighboring towns make a great place to grow your family, take the next step in your career, retire or just visit.

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Hospital Services in Salem Oregon

Salem Hospital is a regional medical center offering top medical services, including cancer treatment, weight loss surgery, and joint replacement, to people in and around Oregon's Willamette Valley.

In May 2009, the new Salem Hospital patient-care tower opened, offering the latest innovations in healthcare design and services.

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Higher Education in Salem Oregon

World-class private and public universities live here in Salem, Oregon.  Along with one of the largest and best community colleges in Oregon, Salem's higher education is reaching new heights.

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Local Government in Salem Oregon

Salem's charter form of government features a City Council with eight Councilors, each elected from a specific ward for a four-year term that is presided over by a Mayor who is elected at-large for a two-year term. The City Council appoints the City Manager.

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Education in Salem Oregon

Salem has the state's second largest public school system, oldest university in the west, and one of Oregon's largest community colleges. A number of private colleges are nearby, Oregon State University is 40 miles south in Corvallis, and the University of Oregon is 75 miles south in Eugene.

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Economic Expansion & Development in Salem Oregon

The greater Salem area has a variety of positive attributes which attract new industries and help retain existing businesses. Some of the leading site-selection factors in Salem's favor include:

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Historical Attractions and Cultural Arts in Salem Oregon

Salem boasts a long tradition of supporting both its unique historical attractions and its cultural arts. This tradition is a richly embroidered tapestry which includes non-profit theater, music, dance, literature and art associations; historical museums; and locally owned and operated for-profit art galleries. One need only to follow the Salem Historic Tour Route to visit beautiful historic sites and the stunning Capitol grounds.

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Agriculture in Salem Oregon

Marion and Polk Counties emerged as major agricultural centers soon after settlers arrived in the "Eden at the end of the Trail." One of our nation's leading agricultural regions, Oregon's production of beans, corn, beets, ornamentals, grass seed and turf, mint and hazelnuts is among the top five states each year.

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