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Welcome to Salem...

A creative, business friendly city with a cool urban feel and an expanding trade area. Close to Boston, Cambridge and a variety of North Shore Biotech companies.

Over the last couple of years, more than 70 new businesses have opened their doors in the city of Salem. Salem has become the jewel of the North Shore. Downtown is rich in amenities with a vibrant business community, a booming tourism industry, and a lovely waterfront. Business people comment on being able to enjoy the city vibe of Boston with much more affordable lease rates. Outside of downtown are several successful commercial districts and industrial areas. Each year, more and more manufacturing and life science businesses are finding the advantages of locating in Salem.


Doing Business in Salem...

United States Biological will be anchoring this new biotech development near Salem Hospital. USBio is a well-established International supplier of over 150,000 antibodies, biochemicals and bioreagents.

Entrepreneurs will find that business is booming in Salem thanks to its solid commercial base, pedestrian-friendly downtown, and reasonably priced retail and office space. Located just 16 miles north of downtown Boston, and along the commuter rail, Salem offers direct access to several major routes and is a short commute by train, car or bus to Boston and Logan International Airport. Salem businesses enjoy a healthy relationship with the City government, and the Salem Chamber of Commerce is there to assist you. Salem is committed to growing its small businesses, retaining its larger industries, and helping new businesses prosper.