Salem City Economic Development in Salem Illinois

Address and phone number for Salem City Economic Development, an Economic Development Agency, at West Main Street, Salem IL.

Salem City Economic Development
321 West Main Street, Salem, Illinois, 62881

About the Salem City Economic Development

The Salem City Economic Development, located in Salem, IL, is a government agency that promotes business activity and development in the Marion County area. The Economic Development Agency (EDA) attracts and retains business, promotes development to increase employment and the tax base, and encourages a thriving economic environment in Salem. The EDA also offers small business support programs and land development programs.

You may contact the Economic Development Office for questions about:
  • Salem Economic Development programs and services
  • City and community development
  • Job creation, training, and workforce development
  • Marion County Economic Development funds
  • EDA grants and funding
Salem Business and Workforce Development

The Economic Development Office promotes the Marion County area for business development, highlighting Salem as a favorable location to do business. The EDA works closely with Marion County Chambers of Commerce and business groups to market the region for business development. To promote business, the EDA creates marketing materials, creates promotional advertising, and organizes Marion County business expos. In addition to business development, the Economic Development Office promotes workforce development through job creation programs and training opportunities.

Land Development Programs in Salem, IL

In Salem, the Economic Development Center seeks developers for undeveloped land or areas in need of redevelopment. They market development opportunities and identify obstacles to development, such as site contamination or a lack of funding. The Salem City Economic Development maintains an inventory of available commercial land and commercial building space in Salem to match developers, landlords, and business owners with prime locations.

Small Business Support Programs

As part of its business development agenda, the Economic Development Agency offers small business support programs. These programs provide ombudsmen services, support small businesses with licensing and Marion County permitting requirements, and connect small businesses with bidding opportunities for government contracts.

Economic Development Grants & Loans

The Economic Development Office administers Marion County grants and loans. These include Brownfield Redevelopment grants, facade improvement grants, and Marion County public improvement grants. Businesses can also qualify for Marion County loan programs, often with below-market interest rates and less stringent credit requirements than business loans from traditional financing institutions.

Marion County Tax Incentives

In Illinois, the Economic Development Corporation administers tax incentives for businesses that expand or relocate within the jurisdiction. Funding for tax incentives may come from the Illinois state level, the Marion County level, or the Salem level. The Economic Development Office offers tax incentives or tax abatements on the theory that new businesses or expanding businesses generate job opportunities in Marion County and thus increase the tax base.

Contact the Salem City Economic Development

You may contact the Salem City Economic Development by calling 618-548-7021, or by addressing inquiries to the office mailing address: Salem City Economic Development, 321 West Main Street, Salem, Illinois, 62881.

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