Shetland Park in historical Salem Massachusetts has known for a longtime that there are many great reasons to have a business located in Salem. Beyond the spectacular ocean views that are seen daily from Shetland Park’s Business Center, one of the best reasons is to avoid the crazy commute into Boston and enjoy the ease of commute to Salem. Salem is conveniently accessible by Routes 128, 114, 107, 35 and 1A, but Boston’s Logan International Airport is a mere 30 minutes from Shetland Park for businesses who work with clients outside of Massachusetts. Salem also has access from the MBTA Commuter Rail, Buses and the Salem Ferry.
In addition to the convenient “location- location- location”, having your business in Salem has financial perks. The City of Salem, through DPCD (Department of Planning and Community Development), offers support to business owners by providing financial resources to expand and grow their business. DPCD provides financial assistance to local business owners through its Business Loan Program, Storefront Improvement Program, and Tax Increment Financing (TIF) Agreements. You can learn more about these programs from the city website at www.salem.comand be sure to review the “Doing Business in Salem Guide”.
Our tenants at Shetland Park have often commented on the diverse community and culture that Salem has to offer and the stunning panoramic ocean views they enjoy from our waterfront location. Museums, theater and a mixture of shops and dining options, along with beaches and parks make Salem a fun place to live, work and play. Also known for being the birthplace of the National Guard and the 1692 Witch trials, Salem Massachusetts attracts well over a million tourists a year and continues to gain interest from around the world which is a great feature for a business that is targeting an international audience.
Businesses from Salem also have access to students and graduates from Salem State University who are looking to work in the community. Whether your business needs an intern, a part-time, or a full-time employee the abundance of college graduates make finding the right candidate much easier.
The Salem Chamber of Commerce also devotes an entire section of their website to encourage a business to select Salem for their business. The section called “Doing Business in Salem” states, “Entrepreneurs will find that business is booming in Salem thanks to its solid commercial base, pedestrian-friendly downtown, and reasonably priced retail/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 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.”
Want to learn more about why Salem is the ideal location for your business? Why not schedule a tour of Shetland Park and speak with our Leasing Manager Katie Davis. Email her at KatieD@shetlandpark.com or call her directly at 978-740-4401 to request more information.