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Come to the Downtown Auburn Chocolate Walk Jan. 31

Auburn City Councilmember Bill Peloza Elected South County Area Transportation Board (SCATBd) Chair

November 29 is Shop Local - Shop Small Day

King County’s 2015‐2016 Budget Addresses Priorities of Sound Cities Association’s 36 Member Cities

Corps of Engineers, City of Auburn award Mill Creek Ecosystem Restoration Project

King County and Auburn Secure Partnerships to Keep Public Health Clinic Open through 2016

Ports of Seattle and Tacoma will hold joint meeting in Auburn to vote on pact

Façade Improvement Ignites New Energy in Downtown Auburn

SBA Rolls Out New Loan Model to Support Women Entrepreneurs

Five Auburn companies recognized for environmental stewardship by King County

Two Auburn Businesses Make King County’s Best Workplace for Waste Prevention and Recycling List

Construction on Auburn’s Fenster Levee to Begin July 7

The City of Auburn demonstrates how going OUT is IN during July

Register Your Neighborhood Event Now for Auburn's National Night Out on

One Step. One Change - Auburn Health Fair to be Held June 28

4th Annual Auburn Wine Art & Music Festival July 19

Auburn City Councilmember Holman Earns Advanced Certificate of Municipal Leadership

Auburn Turns 123 Years Old in June! Join Us to Celebrate!

Community Visioning Open House Set for May 21

City of Auburn named Playful City USA for sixth consecutive year

Auburn Residents Invited to I-502 Discussion Workshop on May 20

Auburn Named #3 Washington State City On The Rise for 2014 by Estately.com

City of Auburn Awarded $532,000 Ecology Grant for Mill Creek Stream Restoration Project

Auburn Engineers Present to Statewide Conference on M Street Underpass Project

Residents Invited to “Imagine Auburn” Neighborhood Workshops

Auburn Councilmember Largo Wales Appointed to NLC Council on Youth, Education and Families

Auburn Downtown Association Celebrating 100 Year Old Carnegie Building

Auburn Councilmember John H. Holman Appointed to National League of Cities First Tier Suburbs Council

City of Auburn’s GO Bond Rating Raised to “AA+” on Application of Local GO Criteria

Largo Wales Appointed to National League of Cities Human Development Steering Committee

City of Auburn Congratulates USG Plant for Voluntary Protection Program Star Achievement

City of Auburn Realizes over $195,000 in Energy Savings through Conservation Programs

John H. Holman Appointed to National League of Cities Community and Economic Development Steering Committee

Wayne Osborne Appointed to National League of Cities Transportation Infrastructure & Services Steering Committee

City of Auburn set to swear in first female mayor and new city council members

White River Valley Museum Receives over $377,000 in Grants, Gifts and Sponsorships in 2013

Pre-registration now open for popular Auburn Police Department Citizens Academy

Auburn City Council votes to authorize joint American-Vietnamese war memorial in Les Gove Park

Auburn retains Class 5 community rating through the National Flood Insurance Program

Former Planning Director returning to Auburn to head reorganized Planning and Public Works Department

Auburn ranks in top 10 in Center for Digital Government and National League of Cities 2013 Digital Cities Survey

Auburn Veterans Day Parade Announces Award Winners

Auburn’s Remembrance Ceremony to Honor the Memory of Those Lost in War

Auburn’s Veterans Day Observance Continues Proud Tradition

Washington State’s Largest Marching Band Competition Participants to Compete in Auburn's Veterans Day Marching Band Competition

Vietnam Veterans Traveling Wall Exhibit Returns to Auburn

New Sculptures in the Auburn Downtown Sculpture Gallery and People’s Choice Winner Announced

Public invited to opening of Lea Hill Park Oct. 30

City of Auburn finalizes purchase and sale of two downtown key development parcels in the Station District on S. Division St.

The City of Auburn Congratulates Orion Industries on Being Named 2013 Aerospace Company of the Year

Health insurance enrollment events in Auburn

Deadline approaching for youth to apply for Auburn Junior City Council

Volunteer to Help Build Auburn’s Newest Playground at Brannan Park Oct. 17 or 19

Auburn Councilmember Bill Peloza attends NLC environmental conference

September rain storm shows need for flood control construction projects in Auburn

Green River Community College ranks among top associate degree producers nationally

Auburn's Hops & Crops Brew Festival Saturday, Sept. 14 at Mary Olson Farm

Registration for Auburn’s annual Veterans Day Parade is currently underway

Auburn's International Festival set for Sunday, August 11

Auburn mayor attends U.S. Conference of Mayors summer leadership session

Meet the City of Auburn’s new Planning Director, Nancy Welch Aug. 5

"Pianos on Parade" returns to downtown Auburn providing temporary art and music

Another step forward for the Auburn Community Center

King County honors Auburn schools for 'green' efforts

Notice of Public Hearing and of 15-Day Comment Period on Proposed 2013 Community Development Block Grant Amendment

Seeking vendors for Auburn's International Festival on Sunday, August 11

Auburn's National Night Out Scheduled for Aug. 6 - America's Night Out Against Crime!

Auburn's Soundbites concert series begins at noon on Thursday, July 11

King County Executive's Small Business Awards Call for Nominations - Deadline July 15

M St. SE to Re-Open July 22

Bank & Banker Relationships 101 Business Workshop in Auburn July 11

Auburn's Kids Summerstage just around the corner

Community Meeting regarding King County Transfer Station to be held July 11 in Auburn

Auburn to Celebrate 122nd Birthday with Downtown Party

China Delegation visits Auburn to establish formal Friendship City Relationship

Notice of Application and Public Comment Period PLT13-0001 and SEP13-0008

Auburn Parks prepares for annual KidsDay Event Friday, June 21

Informal Weekly Networking Opportunities Offered in Auburn

Local Businesses Support Inaugural EmD3-on-03

Auburn to host Jr. Tanoa Showcase Memorial Day Weekend

Auburn gearing up for award-winning Petpalooza festival

Nominations open for King County Executive's Small Business Awards

Apply Now for King County's Best Workplaces Recycling Awards

Auburn Manufacturer receives Seattle Magazine’s Manufacturing Innovator of the Year award

Register Now for Auburn's Clean Sweep

Auburn's Petpalooza named Top Event by Washington Parks and Recreation Association

Incentives to build in downtown Auburn just got sweeter

9-1-1 Center offers one-day citizens academy

Auburn Golf Course gears up for a hot 2013 season

Standard & Poor’s Rating Service assigns ‘AA’ rating to Auburn

Waste Management’s New Public CNG Fueling Station will Service CNG-Equipped Cars, Trucks and Commercial Fleet Vehicles

Peloza elected Vice-Chair of Metropolitan Solid Waste Management Advisory Committee (MSWMAC)

Half million dollar grant awarded to improve guardrails in Auburn

Congressman Dave Reichert to open Auburn Office

Animal Services comes home to Auburn

Auburn Councilmember John Partridge to serve on National League of Cities committee

Councilmember Largo Wales appointed to NLC Steering Committee on Human Development

National League of Cities taps Auburn Councilmember John Holman for key committee assignment

Auburn Councilmember Bill Peloza lands National League of Cities appointment

Auburn transportation projects receive $1.5 million

City of Auburn Biennial Budget Passed by City Council

Auburn Sculpture Gallery features seven outdoor art pieces

Boeing's Supplier of the Year, Orion Industries to open Auburn Facility

Region ‘revs up’ powerful partnerships to increase student achievement in Race to the Top application

City of Auburn named an All-America City by the National Civic League

Office of King County Sheriff and City of Auburn look to fund pre-design of a centralized training facility

White River Valley Museum Awarded Over $37,000 in Grants, Sponsorships and Site Specific Arts Award

Auburn's Downtown Sculpture Gallery Nears Completion

Notice Of Public Hearing and of 30-Day Comment Period on proposed 2013 Community Development Block Grant Annual Action Plan

City of Auburn Launches Fresh New Design for City Website

Auburn Purchases 9 Acres for Park with Help of Local Conservation and Community Building Organization Forterra

Expanded Auburn Library Opening Celebration to be Held Sept. 15

Auburn Safeway Beverage Plant and Distribution Center Named One of King County’s Best Work Places for Waste Prevention and Recycling

Auburn Launches Mobile App to Help Citizens File Requests Directly to the City

Auburn Welcomes Coastal Farm and Ranch to its Array of Businesses

Auburn Congratulates Parametrix, Inc. on Being Named as One of the Top 5 Engineering Firms in Puget Sound

Glimcher Realty Trust Announces SuperMall Expansion and Rebranding

City of Auburn Encourages Year Round Building Safety During Building Safety Month

Auburn Mayor Pete Lewis Welcomes MultiCare to Downtown

City of Auburn receives designation as a State of Washington Innovation Partnership Zone

Message from the Mayor

Nancy BackusMore Than You Imagined is our motto and we can state with certainty that bringing your business to Auburn is the right move.

From creating new codes done by the business sector to aid in business development to creating a unified approach to new applications we will be ready for your next step before you can get to the table!

Auburn is the center of the largest industrial complex in the northwest and arguably among the top 5 in the Nation.  Geographically, Auburn sits in the middle of the major north-south east-west routes of this region. Through our partnerships across counties and governmental bodies we will stand by your side to bring you the best experience possible as we help each other become more successful. Read more...

Send an email to the City's Economic Development Team or call 253-804-3101. They are available to help your businesses thrive in Auburn. Find out how doing business in Auburn can benefit your company.

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