Salem Indiana's Quality of Life offerings include:

  • Small Town lifestyle within proximity to larger population centers.
  • Independent Community Spirit and Sense of Community Pride
  • Recreational Opportunities including Public Parks, Fishing Lakes and Hiking Trails.
  • Historic Downtown Square for Shopping and Special Events.
  • Quality Public Schools and Higher Education Resources.
  • Established Church Communities and Places of Worship
  • Cost of Living and Home Prices well below the national average.

Salem Indiana's Business Advantages Include:

  • Midwestern Values and Traditional Work Ethic of Residents
  • Experienced Manufacturing and Production workforce in place.
  • Established Small Businesses and Pro-Business Government
  • Active Chamber of Commerce Community with 250+ Members
  • Cost of Living / Average Salaries well below the national average.
  • Convenient Transportation to Interstates I-65, I-64 and new I-69 route.
  • City of Salem Municipal Airport with Project underway to extend runway to 4,000ft. 
  • Shovel Ready Business Park with tax abatements and special incentives in place. 
  • Access to raw materials including wood, limestone and agricultural grains.  

State of Indiana Economic Advantages Include:

  • Indiana’s infrastructure ranks best in the nation according to CNBC’s Ranking of America’s Top States for Business 2016
  • Indiana’s Bond Rating has been ranked at AAA according to Standard & Poor’s, Fitch and Moody’s Credit Rating.
  • Indiana’s regulatory structures rank best and least burdensome in a recent study done by the Pacific Research Institute. (2015)