Regional Stronghold

In 2022, Site Selection Magazine named Auburn one of the region's top micropolitan areas based on its economic strength, location, and propensity for development. This was the third consecutive year that the city has been recognized by the magazine. Companies located 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 Developments

Astral at AuburnAstral at Auburn Buidling

Features: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

Read more about the Astral at Auburn project.

Credent Wealth Headquarters

Features:Credent Wealth Headquarters

  • Credent Wealth ManagementCompany headquarters in downtown Auburn
  • Three-story office building at 200 E 7th Street, on the northeast corner of the courthouse square
  • Opened in 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.

Read more information about the Credent Wealth project.

DeKalb Humane Society


  • The 6,800-square-foot building at the corner of C.R. 11-A and C.R. 56
  • Dekalb Humane Society BuildingFeatures an intake room, quarantine room, and space for educational classesDekalb Humane Society
  • Opened in 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.

Read more information about the DeKalb Humane Society project.

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. View Community Organizations in Auburn.

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. View companies whose Headquarter is in Auburn.