Pete Auger, city manager of Auburn Hills, offered the following statement in response to the announcement that the newly formed Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V. will be headquartered in the Netherlands.
“While Auburn Hills will no longer have bragging rights to Chrysler being headquartered in our city, the relocation of the headquarters is symbolic rather than economic in terms of impact,” said Auger. “The heart, soul and creative and intellectual engine of a tremendous automotive company remain in Auburn Hills. We congratulate the newly formed Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and look forward to their continuing contributions as a vital member of the Auburn Hills community.”
Auger’s statement comes one day before the city’s annual State of the Community breakfast, sponsored by the Auburn Hills Chamber of Commerce and held from 8 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. (Jan. 30) at the Palace of Auburn Hills. New Auburn Hills Mayor Kevin McDaniel is expected to report on a record year for the city in terms of residential and downtown development and other successful community and corporate initiatives, groundbreakings and global headquarter developments.