Experts told a state House committee that the state also needs more available land, more units and a cut in development costs.
A Salem chocolate producer, Korean food manufacturer and excavation company were among the local businesses cited for excellence in 2022.
Columnist Pamela Ferrara examines the latest local economic data to explain where Salem stands as prices continue to be high while employment has nearly fully recovered from Covid.
It’s the highest maximum increase allowed since legislators passed the state’s rent control law in 2019. Local service providers say that may lead to more evictions and people struggling to pay rent.
The move to a larger restaurant gives Salemites more lunchtime choices in the heart of downtown.
The economy is booming but recession fears loom amid surging wages and jobs.
The administration will cancel $20,000 in federal student loans for Pell Grant borrowers and pause all loan repayments until Dec. 31.
A recent bankruptcy filing by the parent company of Aha! airlines won’t change the timeline for potential Salem air service, city and business leaders said, as other larger airlines are also in talks about beginning flights in 2023.
Columnist Pamela Ferrara dives into the relatively low labor force participation of U.S. women compared to women in other industrialized countries.
Salem’s Urban Renewal Agency seeks to have the downtown block demolished by the end of the year to make way for redevelopment.