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Economic Development

Auburn leaders partner with government and business leaders in a 10-county radius to support the continued economic development of Northeast Indiana. The collaboration between our close-knit communities means that new development or expansion in one county benefits the other counties as well. Together, we offer many advantages that make Northeast Indiana an attractive place to do business.

Location
  • Strategically located in the Midwest with easy access to major metros – most interstate coverage in the nation – as well as multiple rail lines and maritime ports
  • Well-established transportation industry to support local, national and global distribution
Affordable
  • Low cost of doing business – ranked "Best in the Midwest" for low taxes
  • Low electric, water and sewer costs
  • Cost of living well below national average
Skilled Workforce
  • Highly skilled and dependable workforce built on the belief that hard work and intelligence matter
  • Extensive employee talent in multiple sectors, including:
    • Advanced Manufacturing
    • Defense Command and Control Systems
    • Financial Services
    • Insurance
    • Food Processing
    • Emerging Medical Devices
    • Transportation and Logistics

Northeast Indiana Employers


The region is home to successful large companies such as General Motors, ITT Aerospace, Lincoln Financial Group, Steel Dynamics and Frontier Communications Corp. But large corporations aren't the only ones finding Northeast Indiana conducive to business. Our base of small to mid-size companies is steadily growing as owners and entrepreneurs seek an affordable location to turn their vision into a reality.

The City of Auburn partners closely with several organizations focused on enhancing the surrounding region.

DeKalb County Economic Development Partnership, Inc
The DeKalb County Economic Development Partnership (DCEDP), Inc strives to improve the quality of life for the citizens of DeKalb County through enhanced employment opportunities resulting from the responsible growth of business and industry.The DCEDP coordinates the economic development resources that exist within the county, Indiana Economic Development Corporation (IEDC) and a multitude of other business and government entities.

Northeast Indiana Regional Partnership
The Northeast Indiana Regional Partnership is an economic development team serving as a single point of contact to businesses interested in locating to the 10-county region. By listening to your needs, they will assist you with locating a site or building, gathering detailed business cost and economic data, and securing a competitive incentive package by working closely with our local, regional and state partners.

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