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Economic Development

PHONE:  (540) 375-3007|HOURS:  M-F 8am-5pm |E-MAIL:
LOCATION: City Hall, 114 North Broad Street, Salem, VA 24153

Small Business Assistance Grant Program - Round 2 - UPDATE

The City of Salem EDA has established a second round of grants to support small business recovery following the COVID-19 outbreak. Grant funds will be used to reimburse the costs of business interruption caused by required closures. These grants of up to $5,000 are being provided to eligible businesses on a first-come, first-served basis and subject to availability of funds.

PREVIOUS GRANT RECIPIENTS ARE NOW ELIGIBLE Applications will be accepted until December 4, 2020 or until funds are depleted. No hand delivered applications will be accepted. Click here for the application

Doing Business In Salem

The Department is charged with the responsibility of assisting in the improvement of Salem's natural and built environments. This is achieved through the Department's involvement in most major public and private development projects during the City's development review processes, long-range planning, and economic development activities.

Director - Melinda J. Payne


What's New in Salem




$500,000 COVID-19 Grant Program Established

Salem Economic Development Authority establishes $500,000 grant fund.




Small Businesses Encouraged to Take Survey

The COVID-19 pandemic is creating concern from our small businesses in the region. Below you will find a brief survey that will allow the SBSD to collect data on the impact COVID-19 is having on business revenue and employment in Virginia.


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