Salak Tinggi is the home to KFC Hatchery, a latex glove factory owned by , the workshop complex of the Engineering Division of the Fire and Rescue Department, the of the as well as the and for the Standards and Research Institute of Malaysia (). Government agencies such as Pos Malaysia, National Registration Department, and SYABAS are located at the town heart of Bandar Baru Salak Tinggi and Kosmopleks.
As is the nearest housing estate to the , its residents comprise of mainly airport ground staff and airline crew. Kota Warisan is a relatively new township located in the suburb of Bandar Baru Salak Tinggi.
Salak Tinggi is inundated annually by motorsports fans when it hosts the Formula-1 Malaysian Grand Prix at the Sepang International Circuit (SIC). Most travellers stay at the Pan Pacific Hotel, Concorde Inn, Cyberview Lodge, Empress Hotel or De Palma Inn although the recently-opened at the is becoming increasingly popular due its proximity to the KLIA and LCCT airports (15 minutes drive away) and is beside the where there is a twice-hourly KLIA Transit service to KLIA and KL Sentral (Central transportation hub in Kuala Lumpur city).