Economic Development

Latest News

Seohan Auto USA invests $13.5M in Auburn expansion
How to Get Government Contracts entrepreneurial event set for Sept. 15
Sodecia Automotive invests $2.6M in Auburn expansion
City partners with nonprofit lender to provide funding opportunities for startups
Auburn receives $3M in federal funding to expand ACDI Complex
Manufacturing training center awarded Alabama Power Foundation grant
SiO2 plans $163 million expansion in Auburn, creating 220 jobs
Economic Development

City Hall

144 Tichenor Ave, Suite 2

Phillip Dunlap

Phillip Dunlap

economic development director

About Us

Whether you're expanding or relocating, come talk to us.  You'll like the way we do business.

The City's Economic Development Department creates employment opportunities for the citizens of Auburn and expands the tax base of the community through industrial, commercial and retail development. It also supports the future of the Auburn economy by aiding the entrepreneurial efforts of startups.

The department develops and maintains economic plans, strategies, and programs through the following:

  • Devise and utilize unique marketing techniques to recruit prospects
  • Create and provide competitive incentive packages which may include financial assistance
  • Administer the City's revolving loan program
  • Identify and develop property for new technology parks
  • Maintain partnerships with industries and businesses
  • Provide technical and financial assistance to merchants in efforts to maintain a viable Central Business District
  • Administer the City's small business incubator to allow fledgling industrial projects an opportunity to succeed
  • Work with federal, state, local and private economic development agencies that are able to make resources available for Auburn businesses and industries

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Are you an Auburn business or industry with a press release, news or an event to share? Submit your announcement to [email protected].