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

Economic Development

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

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.

Situated in the Shenandoah Valley between the Allegheny and Blue Ridge Mountains on the Roanoke River, Salem possesses all the beauty and grandeur that nature can bestow.

The Economic Development office is located on the top floor at Salem City Hall located in the heart of downtown at 114 N. Broad Street.

Economic Development Director: Tommy Miller

Business Outreach Coordinator: Wayne Adkins

What's New in Salem




EDA and City Offer Facade Grants to Businesses

Economic Development Authority offers facade grants up to $5,000.




I-81 Widening Meeting Set for Feb. 9

VDOT is hosting a virtual public hearing to discuss the widening of Interstate 81 to three lanes in Salem and Roanoke County. This expansion would apply to each direction along this 5.1 mile stretch. The virtual public hearing will take place on February 9, 2021 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.


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