We are located in the heart of the beautiful mid Willamette Valley in Oregon’s state capital, Salem.
Here are just a few attributes of the Mid-WV that make living here such a treat:
Less than an hour away from the coast, Portland, or mountains
Some of the Highest rated universities/schooling systems in the country (Oregon State. University of Oregon, Willamette University, George Fox University, Western Oregon University, Corban, are just a few of the prestigious establishments as well as all of the grade, middle and high schools that make our communities so closely knit).
Corporations and companies are seeing the benefits of the Willamette Valley as well which is why companies like Garmin and Kettle Chips have their headquarters located here and also why companies like HP (Hewlett Packard) have rooted a division of their company here. Buzzing with local fairs, events, markets and activities in nearly every city within the Mid-WV, there are things to do for every walk of life.
From Skiing/snowboarding at many of the surrounding mountains, surfing at the beach, camping at state and national parks, fishing at one of the lakes, enjoying a hike on one of the hundreds of sought after trails or shopping, the Willamette Valley offers activates to suit everyone.
It is not just the bigger towns that have big city type events and attractions:
St. Paul Rodeo
Oktoberfest in Mt. Angel
Woodburn Outlet Malls
Not only is our location desirable, but also our economy and business environment is something to marvel at:
- #1 Location for Manufacturing
American Institute for Economic Research, 2011
- #2 Lowest Taxes on New Investment
Ernst & Young C.O.S.T. Study, 2011
- Second Lowest Effective Business Tax Rate
Ernst & Young C.O.S.T. Study, 2013 (Ranked in the top for the past five years)
- #3 Highest State GDP Growth in the U.S.
U.S. BEA, 2012
- Top Five for Quality of Life
Business Facilities, 2011
- Top Ten Best State for Future Job Growth