Salem is a vibrant, multi-cultural city spanning two counties – Marion and Polk counties. Despite its size at over 160,000 people, it maintains a small town feel and a friendly ambiance. Located an hour from the Cascade mountains and an hour from the Pacific ocean and an hour from Portland, Salem’s situation is central to many activity and recreational experiences. The air is pure, the parks are beautiful, and the commute times are short. Salem claims to make doing business there as easy as possible.