Economic Development

Latest News

How Lending Decisions are Made entrepreneurial event set for May 25
Auburn recognized for new economic development projects in 2020
Briggs & Stratton announces expansion of Auburn manufacturing operation
New accelerator established to foster innovation in manufacturing, entrepreneurship
SiO2 plans $163 million expansion in Auburn, creating 220 jobs
Auburn’s SiO2 launches production of high-tech COVID-19 vaccine vials
Alabama Innovation Fund joins Auburn to support development of OraSecure saliva collection device for COVID-19 testing
Revere Plastics Systems expands footprint in Auburn
Aftermarket wheel supplier Wheel Pros expanding with Auburn facility

City Hall

144 Tichenor Ave, Suite 2

  1. Email:
  2. Phone: (334) 501-7270
  3. Hours:  M-F: 8AM-5PM

Phillip Dunlap

Economic Development Director

  1. Phone: (334) 501-7270
  2. Email:

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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