We Want You … In Downtown!

Posted by – Sam Seimer, Director of Authorities

The Auburn Hills Tax Increment Finance Authority (TIFA) is always seeking creative measures to help the community thrive.  Nearly a decade ago, the Directors of TIFA implemented a Site Improvement Grant, which provides a dollar-for-dollar match to businesses for the improvement of their landscaping, site furnishings, signage and other façade enhancements.

Some of the most recent and noticeable TIFA Site Improvement Grants include The HUB Stadium and Nexteer Automotive.

The TIFA Board of Directors is dedicated to growing Downtown Auburn Hills, and in that spirit, they have approved a new Business Expansion Grant of up to $300,000 in 2018!

The purpose of this grant is to assist commercial businesses looking to expand to a second location in Downtown Auburn Hills.  This recruitment tool can help a restaurant or retail store furnish the building and make it move-in-ready for the new tenant.  The grant is subject to approval by the TIFA Board and is similar to the Site Improvement Grant in that it also requires a dollar-for-dollar match.

The Grant application will be available online soon. If you have any questions, or perhaps are a business owner looking to expand in our Downtown, please contact the City at 248.370.9400.

The Welcome Wagon

Posted by – Stephanie Carroll, Manager of Business Development & Community Relations

Yesterday, staff had the wonderful opportunity to visit Nexteer Automotive in Saginaw to be a part of the transition and welcome team as some of their employees are being transferred to their new Auburn Hills location.

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We had a great time talking to employees and letting them know all about Auburn Hills.  We provided information on City services, parks, and of course the many housing and entertainment options available in our City.  This was a fantastic opportunity for us to help ease any concerns and answer any questions employees had about working in Auburn Hills.  All in all, I’d say it was a great success!

Establishing a stand-alone global headquarters facility was a priority for Nexteer Automotive, who will open their new facility in June.  They will continue to build on their already successful brand.  We are thrilled that Nexteer has chosen Auburn Hills as part of their strategic plan for long-term success and we welcome their employees with open arms.