Auburn, Alabama

Auburn Business Signs

Auburn is located in the central part of the eastern portion of the current U.S. state of Alabama.  This area was settled by the Creek peoples prior to incursions by citizens of the United States.  It was opened to settlement in 1832 by the Treaty of Cusseta.  However, the first settlers wouldn’t arrive until the winter of 1836.  They hailed from Harris County, Georgia and were led by Judge John J. Harper.  Judge Harper’s vision was “to build a town that would be the religious and educational center for the area.”  At least in this latter respect, he succeeded.  The city of Auburn, Alabama was officially incorporated on February 2nd, 1839.  The city was named after a 1770 poem by Oliver Goldsmith called The Deserted Village, whose first line reads: “Sweet Auburn!  Loveliest village of the plain.”  Even though Goldsmith had been referring to a town in Ireland, Auburn stuck, along with the nickname “The Loveliest Village of the Plain.”

Today, according to a 2015 report by the U.S. Census Bureau, the city of Auburn, Alabama has a total population of 62,059 people.  Auburn’s metropolitan area, according to that same estimate, has a total population of 150,933 people, which makes it the 270th most populous metropolitan area in the country.  In fact, Auburn is Alabama’s “fastest growing metropolitan area and the nineteenth fastest-growing metropolitan area in the United States since 1990.”

In 2009, U.S. News ranked Auburn, Alabama among its top ten best places to live in the United States.  The city’s economy is dominated by the education industry.  However, Auburn, Alabama is also located between both Kia and Hyundai automobile manufacturing facilities.  Auburn is, of course, best known as the home of Auburn University, however.

Auburn University is a public research university which was chartered on February 1st, 1856 as East Alabama Male College.  Today, however, Auburn University is a flagship university and among “the few American universities designated as a land-grant, sea-grant, and space-grant research center.”  As of the Fall 2016 semester, Auburn University has a total of 28,290 students enrolled in both its undergraduate and graduate programs, while it also employs 4,300 people.  Auburn University has a $642.0 million endowment, as of 2015.

Auburn, Alabama is also home to the Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art, which was established on October 3rd, 2003.  The Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art is located on the campus of Auburn University and its permanent collection “focuses mainly on 19th and 20th century American and European Art” with works by such luminaries as O’Keeffe, Marin, Audubon, Chagall, Dali, Matisse, Miro, Picasso, and Renoir.

Auburn, Alabama has no professional sports franchises.  The Auburn sporting scene is, of course, dominated by the Auburn University Tigers.  This NCAA Division I FBS program plays in the Southeastern Conference.  Over the years, the Tigers have earned nine non-NCAA national team championships and 14 NCAA-accredited team national championships.  The football Tigers play their home games at Jordan-Hare Stadium, which was built in 1939 and currently has a 87,451 seating capacity (making it the 10th largest stadium in the NCAA), while the basketball Tigers play their home games in Auburn Arena.

Do you by any chance own a small business in the Auburn, Alabama area?  Are you considering embarking upon such an endeavor?  These resources could help you:

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Auburn University Small Business Development Center:

Auburn Chamber of Commerce:

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