Employers and Investment


The low real estate and development costs, skilled workforce, shovel ready land, and stable, affordable utilities are a few of the reasons traded-sector companies decide to visit Oregon's Mid-Willamette Valley as a place to relocate their business.

What makes them decide this is the place to be is after they meet with SEDCOR and its public and private partners and realize they have the support they need to help their business succeed.




Oregon Fruit Project: 

“We would like to thank Mayor Chuck Bennett, the Salem City Council, SEDCOR and the City of Salem for their commitment and dedication to retain vital manufacturing jobs. Each group did their part and worked in concert to ensure that the process went smoothly and quickly. We are looking forward to growing our business and employment in a city where we were established.”

Oregon Fruit CEO 

Chris Sarles


Salem Amazon Project: 

“Salem’s permitting and plan review process was key to allowing us to break ground on this project in the time that we did. We work in many communities across the region and from experience can say that Salem’s customer service, timelines, and expedited and current permitting are some of the best we’ve experienced.”  

Perlo Senior Project Manager 

Chris Gregg


Recent investment in the region

1 million square foot fulfillment

center at Mill Creek Corporate


Oregon Fruit 
(Food Processing)

Relocation of facility so company

could grow and keep jobs in the region.

 AC Foods Silver Mountain
(Food Processing)

$25 million investment adding

90 new jobs.

Blueberry processor for blueberry farmers in the 

Willamette Valley

 Freres Lumber Co.
(Wood Manufacturing)
168,000 sq. ft. new building

to make MPP or mass plywood panels. 40 new employees

Henningsen Cold Storage
(Logistics & Warehousing)
New 240,000 sq. ft. cold storage
40 new jobs / $25M capital investment

Willamette Valley Fruit
(Food Processing)
Purchasing of fruit processing business by Inventure Foods
5 new jobs / $3M capital investment