Meets on the 2nd Tuesday of every month at 5:30p.m. and as needed
Auburn City Hall
1225 Lincoln Way
Auburn, CA 95603
Bill Wharton, Chair
Philip Stein, Auburn Chamber of Commerce
Sam Hales, Old Town Business Association
Dan Shields, 49 Business Association
Margery Cook, Airport Business Association
April Maynard, Downtown Business Association
About the Commission
The goal of the Economic Development Commission (EDC) is to enhance the City of Auburn's business environment and economic base while preserving and enhancing the social, natural, and financial resources of our community. Responsibilities of the commission are to:
Design and promote an economic development plan based on the needs and views of the businesses and residential community
Facilitate the creation of jobs in the city in both existing and new businesses
Champion assistance to new and existing businesses
Promote the city as a destination point with emphasis on lodging, food, recreation, entertainment, and the arts
Encourage doing business locally
Advise the City Council, City Manager, and Planning & Public Works Director on economic development matters
Enable more attention to be given to economic issues and opportunities
Provide a greater opportunity for citizen participation in the affairs of city government
By providing contributions to new and existing, unique and innovative events/projects, EDC can assist with generating a positive economic impact in Auburn.
By providing startup contributions, EDC may assist new events up to three years.
By providing funding contributions, EDC can assist organizations in their efforts to increase business and/ or make desirable improvements to Auburn. Ongoing funding will only be considered when the Commission believes there is an overriding public benefit, coupled with a perceived inability to be self-sustaining without City assistance.