More than 1 million workers live within 45 miles of Salem.
The area is home to Willamette University, Western Oregon University, Corban University and Chemeketa Community College and rests within one hour of 80,000 college students between Portland and Eugene. Thirty eight of the largest state agencies are based in Salem, the state capital of Oregon.
Private sector employers and public officials in the region aggressively collaborate on creative, industry-driven and proactive approaches to supporting the workforce development needs of the region’s employers.
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