Hodge Economic Consulting was recently selected by the Town of Auburn (MA) to conduct a new economic development strategic plan. Hodge will lead all aspects of this new plan, and will be supported by the BSC Group to help with GIS mapping and public meetings. Auburn is seeking to update its economic development plan with new data, goals, objectives and strategy recommendations. Auburn has a population of just over 16,000 and is located at a strategically important place alongside Worcester (the 2nd largest city in New England) and at the crossroads of major interstate highways (I-90, I-290, I-395). Despite its relatively modest size, Auburn has a significant business community with large employers in manufacturing, distribution and retail (Auburn Mall). The plan will be developed from roughly September 2016 to February 2017.