Catalyst for Economic Development

The training programs and resources of the Chemeketa Center for Business & Industry help create high-performing employees, managers and organizations. The services of CCBI range from online classes to customized training and from reference material to professional advising.

Customized Training

Bring your employee training challenge to CCBI and we will quickly customize a solution for the specific needs of your business or agency. We deploy expert trainers and consultants to design and implement workshops where you need them and when you want them.

Small Business Support

CCBI houses several programs to support small business. Our Small Business Development Center provides the tools and environment to help business owners make great decisions. Discover how you can profit from our resource library, workshops and expert advisors.

Do you have an idea for a new business and don't know where to start? Consider our MicroEnterprise Resources, Initiatives & Training program. MERIT offers classes to launch and operate a successful new business.

If you are an established small business looking to experience increased efficiency, profitability, and support through interactive learning sessions and monthly one-on-one business coaching tailored to your individual needs, the Small Business Management program could be right for you.

SBM is ideal for small business owners (1-50 employees) who have been in business 2-35+ years. Service, retail, contractors, professionals, and manufacturing businesses throughout the Willamette Valley have all benefited from the SBM program and you can too! See what other business owners are saying.

A select group of entrepreneurs are participating in the new Edge Business Accelerator where they benefit from entrepreneurship courses, business coaching, and access to office resources.


Chemeketa Center for Business & Industry
626 High St. NE
Salem, OR 97301


As of January 1, 2011 all properties owned and/or controlled by Chemeketa will be smoke free. This policy applies to all college employees, tenants, students and guests.