Learn More About Salem, MA
Salem is a unique community in a diverse region; known for its rich maritime history, as being the birthplace of the National Guard and for the infamous Witchcraft Trials of 1692. It is also a vibrant, pedestrian-friendly City where its residents, and over a million tourists annually, can easily visit historic architecture, unique attractions, world-famous museums and an eclectic mix of shops and dining options. And, with easy access to public transportation – including our own ferry – Salem is a great city to live, work and play. Many consider Salem the jewel of Massachusetts’ vibrant North Shore, and businesses here benefit from its rich mix of history, culture and natural serenity.
Particularly important to existing and prospective Salem business owners, the city offers an exceptional opportunity for business development and guidance. The City of Salem’s Department of Planning and Community Development, Salem Chamber of Commerce, Salem Main Streets, Enterprise Center at Salem State University, and SBA Small Business Development Center offer excellent counseling programs and guidance to get your ideas off the ground.
Today, with restored enthusiasm and enterprise, our community is alive with development and growth. In fact, Salem is experiencing over $1.7 billion worth of investments in public and private projects over the next few years – we invite you to be a part of it.Priority Development Sites
Cultural Institutions & Attractions:
Peabody Essex Museum, Old Point Burying Cemetry, Salem Witch Trials Memorial, Salem Ferry
Salem Maritime National Historic Site, McIntire Historic District, Nathaniel Bowitch House, City Hall, Derby Waterfront District
Winter Island/Waikiki Beach
Municipal Golf Course:
Old Salem Greens, Kernwood Country Club