Auburn’s business services include business financing, resources, and incentives. The city offers interactive information systems for current and prospective businesses, which can be accessed by following this link.


Additional resources currently being offered are included below:


Commercial Agriculture Incentive Program

The Commercial Agriculture Incentive Program will provide up to $5,000 in forgivable loans to assist new or existing agriculture operations start or expand their local food production. This initiative aligns with goals established within the city Comprehensive Plan which aim to “ensure that fresh, local food is equitably accessible to everyone regardless of income or geography” (Objective K.1.1) by “supporting practices that facilitate access to healthy food in residential settings” (Objective K.1.3).

Completed applications and supporting documentation can be submitted to the Business & Community Development Department at

Click here to download the application

ARPA Business Loan

The objective of the ARPA Business Loan Program is to increase opportunities for current and future business owners in the City of Auburn area to integrate into the community.

Program Summary

Click here to download the application


Glen E. Holmes

Director of Business & Community Development

207.333.6601 ext. 1159

Zachary W. Maher

Deputy Director of Business & Community Development

Phone:  207.333.6601 ext. 1336

Holli Olivier

Executive Assistant to the Director of Business & Community Development

207.333.6601 ext. 1157

Jamie Longley

General Assistance Manager

207.333.6601 ext. 1411

Tammy Neilson

LEAD Coordinator

207.333.6601 ext. 1337

Jen Edwards

Public Health Manager


Amy Hatter

Community Development Manager

Phone:  207.333.6601 ext. 1332

Cindy McNeil

Business & Community Development Finance Manager

207.333.6601 ext. 1330