Supporting Small Business and Working Families

 The Coronavirus has devastated our community, knocking thousands out of work and putting hundreds of small businesses on the ropes. 

As a member of the Regional Economic Recovery Team made up of local officials, Chuck has been working hard, alongside the Governor, to ensure we have a local recovery plan. We can get Salem back to work. Work now is focused on getting state and federal assistance dollars for our small businesses and unemployed and ensuring a continued focus on public health.

Chuck Bennett is committed to working with our business community to help us recover. These businesses are the backbone of our community – giving livlihoods to thousands of working families and providing a vibrant economy that attracts Oregonians from all over to our city. 

As Mayor, Chuck has worked with city’s partners at SEDCOR, the Chamber of Commerce and the State of Oregon’s Business Oregon to help create a healthy economy for Salem. He also has represented Salem on a trade mission to Japan.

Chuck has worked with Salem-Keizer School District to get city support for the Career and Technical School. It will prepare Salem young people for a changing and expanding local job market.

Bennett’s emphasis is on growing local companies using a range of economic development tools available to the city. He also strongly supports continued improvements to the city’s infrastructure system that is fundamental to attracting new jobs and encouraging business growth.

Bennett’s emphasis is on growing local companies using a range of economic development tools available to the city. He also strongly supports continued improvements to the city’s infrastructure system that is fundamental to attracting new jobs and encouraging business growth. These all will be key to helping Salem recover from this crisis.