Economic Development


The mission of the Economic Development Committee is to make recommendations to the Town Manager on strategies for stimulating economic development in Auburn. This includes developing recommendations for strategies to attract new business, to encourage business expansion, and to retain existing businesses with a goal of:

  • Increasing Auburn’s commercial and industrial base
  • Redeveloping underutilized and vacant properties
  • Creating jobs
  • Creating an environment conducive to business development


Objectives to include assisting the Town administration:

  • Develop inventory of vacant/underutilized properties
  • Identify available programs, services and resources in the region for business development
  • Create collateral materials for use in business development activities
  • Develop strategies to address issues and concerns identified by local businesses including input from the Business Roundtable

The Economic Development Committee is advisory.

Economic Development Strategic Plan

  1. Business Certificates
  2. One Day Liquor License

Business Certificates

Business Certificate Application Process

This form is also known as a Doing Business As (D/B/A) or a Fictitious Name registration. Business certificates are required under MGL Chapter 110 Section 5 as part of the Consumer Protection Laws. This is not a license to do business. A business certificate is required for listing the business name and owner with the Town if the business is a sole proprietor, a partnership or a corporation doing business in a different name as the corporate name. Even a corporation doing business under the corporate name may be requested to file with the Town by an attorney, accountant or a bank.

The owner’s signature(s) or corporate officer’s signature must be notarized on the application form. If this is done in the office the signatures will be notarized for no charge as part of the process. There are three pages to this application. The second page is only filled in when a change is being requested. Retain page 2 for your records. Please fill out and return page 1 and 3 if doing this by mail.


  • $60 - New or renewal business certificates
  • $20 - Change of name, address or withdrawal