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City of Auburn Releases First Round of Façade Improvement Grants

The City of Auburn has issued $63,000 in grants to support four downtown businesses to improve the exteriors of their buildings. Recipients include Nelson’s Jewelry, Hello Gorgeous, the Auburn
Mayor Nancy Backus to Serve on All Home Coordinating Board to Address Homelessness

Auburn Mayor Nancy Backus will be representing the City of Auburn and Sound Cities Association on the new 28 member All Home Coordinating Board. The purpose of the Coordinating Board
Auburn Chooses Pease Construction to Construct Community Center and Youth/Teen Center

The Auburn City Council has approved the selection of Lakewood-based Pease Construction, Inc. to build the City’s new community center and youth/teen center at the Auburn Community Campus. Construction is
John Holman Appointed to National League of Cities Community and Economic Development Steering Committee

Washington, D.C. – Deputy Mayor John Holman has been appointed to the National League of Cities (NLC) 2015 Community and Economic Development Steering Committee. This committee has the lead
Come to the Downtown Auburn Chocolate Walk Jan. 31

The Auburn Downtown Association is hosting its first Chocolate Walk in downtown Auburn from 4 to 7 pm. This event will bring chocolate to life and fun for all ages!

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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