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COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT

We are working to grow communal equity.

What does that mean? We believe in a holistic approach to development. This goes beyond bringing in business; it means we empower and educate local residents to build themselves up with the tools that we've mastered. It means we preserve and restore the historical & architectural integrity of the city. It means we stock the city with unique businesses and experiences that will grow our economic footprint.

With those focuses in place, we become a catalyst for change. By leveraging positive developments happening in and around Salem, partnering with other organizations, and advocating for the residents of Salem City, we work together to create a stronger community. 

Salem City is not unique in its struggles. A city battered by deindustrialization and economic insecurities, our town has seen better days. With so many focused on the negatives, we focus on the positive. 

We can't do it alone, though. We need those who live, work, or visit Salem to use their voice & their passion to move us forward. Let's get to work. 

Three Points of Impact

  Stand Up For Salem concentrates on several points of impact to raise Salem City. Under our umbrella, we focus on three points of impact:

 

Community Development

Through grants, programming, education, & growing relationships, we are committed to making positive, direct impacts to the residents of Salem City. 

Economic Development

As a main street organization, we have the unique opportunity to provide indispensable resources & guidance to local businesses, as well as creative services to grow and enhance their presence. 

 

Historic Preservation and Building Arts

Salem City has a rich story told through its buildings and architecture. Through preservation, restoration, & education, we are improving the physical attributes of our city.