Rich in natural resources. Close to everything.
Located less than an hour south of metropolitan Portland, the Mid-Willamette Valley stretches from the Willamette River to the Cascade Mountains, encompassing more than 2,000 square miles.
- The region consists of three counties--Marion, Polk, and Yamhill--with Oregon’s State Capital of Salem at its center.
- The population of the three-county region is 505,056 as of 2014, and more than a million people live within 45 minutes of Salem.
- With abundant natural resources, the Mid-Willamette Valley is the greatest producer of agriculture products in Oregon and is a popular tourism region for wine, food, and outdoor recreation.
- The Mid-Willamette Valley is a strong manufacturing and distribution region with a prime location on Interstate 5 between California and Washington.
- We're within an hour's drive of Oregon's spectacular coastline, Mt. Hood and the Columbia Gorge, charming small towns, exceptional wineries, Metropolitan Portland, and Portland International Airport. As one of our business leaders told us, "you can ski in the morning and swim the coast in the afternoon here!"
Click here for a demographic overview of the three counties.