Growing Business, Preserving History.
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 Southeast.
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Main Street of the Month
“Moultrie became a designated Main Street community in 1989, and 34 years later, we continue to look for ways to improve our downtown. Our program has worked with many organizations to enhance downtown, including the Downtown Development Authority, Downtown Moultrie Tomorrow, Inc., Downtown Moultrie Merchants Association, City of Moultrie, and Colquitt County. Due to these collaborative partnerships, we have completed five major renovation projects over the last six years. We are thankful as a city to the Georgia Main Street Program and the assistance given to us over the years, helping to make us a GEMS community.” – Amy Johnson, Director, Moultrie Main Street Program