Our Community

One of the most attractive aspects of the City of Auburn is the community spirit that is felt by residents and businesses alike.

There’s a reason so why so many of us choose to live, work and play here. We think you’ll see that when you walk our scenic streets…visit local retail and restaurant establishments… take in city parks… and attend cultural and community events. Plainly put, it doesn’t take long to realize Auburn is a special place.

Our History

Creating a progressive community has guided Auburn from its earliest days.

Founders Wesley Park and John Badlam Howe established the city along Cedar Creek at the intersection of two major trails—creating the beginnings of an infrastructure that promotes growth and advancement. While dirt trails and the Pony Express have been exchanged for major highways and fiber optics, that same mission guides us today.

Downtown Revitalization

In any city, the downtown area is often seen as the front door of the community.

Auburn’s downtown has long played an important role in the social and economic vitality of the city. Recent revitalization efforts have only increased Downtown Auburn’s visibility and positioned it for a sustainable and economically viable future.

Community Organizations

Our community continues to be a rich and vibrant place, in large part, because of the various community groups and organizations bonded by social, cultural or environmental interests and concerns.

Regional Stronghold

In 2021, Site Selection Magazine named Auburn one of the region's top micropolitan areas based on its economic strength, location and propensity for development.

Companies locating in Auburn and DeKalb County chose the area for its talented workforce, manufacturing ecosystem and business-friendly environment.

When businesses seek to establish roots or expand operations in DeKalb County, we support them through the DeKalb County Economic Development Partnership, the Northeast Indiana Regional Partnership, and a strong network of Northeast Indiana colleges and universities.

Read how this regional collaboration benefited Continental as the tech company consolidated three technical centers into one location in Auburn.

New Development

Astral at Auburn

  • New senior living community in Auburn
  • Independent living, assisted living and memory care for older adults
  • Three-story, 184,000 square-foot building, housing 166 apartments
Why Auburn

“Having had the privilege of living in Auburn and having three of my children graduate from DeKalb High School, I am excited to see Astral offer the local community the best options in senior living,” Palace said. “Astral at Auburn is going to provide quality housing options for families with trusted staff and leadership. It is my honor to lead the community as we prepare to welcome our first residents.”

—Amanda Palace, Executive Director

Credent Wealth Headquarters

  • Company headquarters in downtown Auburn
  • Three-story office building at 200 E. 7th St., on the northeast corner of the courthouse square
  • Projected to open February 2022
  • Other locations include Portage, Michigan, and Waco and Plano, Texas
Why Auburn

“From our experience, Auburn is not only a great place to raise a family, but also a great place to build a business,” CEO David Hefty said. “The people of this community possess a servant’s heart, along with the values and work ethic that match the culture of our firm.”

DeKalb Humane Society

  • 6,800-square-foot building at the corner of C.R. 11-A and C.R. 56
  • Features an intake room, quarantine room, space for educational classes
  • Projected to be completed May 2022
Why Auburn

“What we were basically looking for was to provide an area for the health and safety of these animals while they are in our care,” said Tyler Stanley, a shelter board member who works for the project’s architect, Vintage Archonics. “We also laid everything out for a more efficient use of space and a more efficient use of time for the staff.”

Companies Headquartered in Auburn

We’re proud that several businesses have chosen Auburn for their company headquarters. With excellent transportation and utility infrastructures, low operating costs, a world-class fiber optic network and a central location in the U.S., Auburn provides the ideal setting to start or grow your business. Below are some of the businesses that call Auburn home.


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