"Through resources made available by Georgia Main Street, our city has become more knowledgeable of what a thriving downtown should look like. Sharing that knowledge with our merchants and Main Street partners has led to growth in economic development, an increase in foot traffic, and the awareness of how a Main Street program benefits the entire community." Qaijuan Willis, Americus Main Street
The Georgia Main Street Program began in 1980 as one of the original pilot state coordinating programs of the National Main Street Initiative launched by the National Trust for Historic Preservation. The program launched with five local communities and has grown to serve 100+ communities statewide. Georgia Main Streets represent some of the strongest central business districts in the state and in the Southeast.
2020 Training Calendar
From learning on the go with our second annual Mobilize Main Street event to Main Street 201 deep dives, the 2020 Georgia Main Street Program training calendar has a little bit of something for everyone! Whether you are a newbie or a seasoned Main Street rockstar we are here to help you and your downtown take it to the next level. Check out the links below for registration details, agendas and the cost for each workshop.Read More
Get Ready for Small Business Saturday 2019!
It’s the most wonderful time of the year! It’s almost Small Business Saturday — the annual holiday shopping tradition that gets communities everywhere out in support of their favorite small businesses. Held on the Saturday after Thanksgiving, and founded by American Express in 2010, Small Business Saturday will fall on Nov. 30th this year. Click here to visit the Shop […]Read More
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Main Street of the Month
“For 23 years, NewTown Macon has been leading the revitalization of downtown Macon. Since 2015, we’ve leveraged $136M+ in public-private investment, with $84M+ of that investment occurring in 2018 alone. By focusing on increasing residents, creating a sense of place, and growing jobs, NewTown Macon has been instrumental in adding 623 loft units downtown, annually hosting 37 free events that attract 300,000 visitors, and loaning over $13M to small businesses and real estate developers. We collaborate closely with partners like the Urban Development Authority, Historic Macon Foundation, and Macon-Bibb County to achieve our mission to attract, leverage, and invest in the self-sustaining transformation of downtown Macon. Being a part of the Georgia Main Street network has helped us track our success and provided meaningful training for our staff.”
–Emily Hopkins, NewTown Macon