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
“Downtown Jesup has been an Affiliate Main Street Community since 2018, and ever since we have continued to look for ways to improve our downtown. Our partnership with the City of Jesup, Downtown Development Authority, and other key organizations has paved the way for us to complete major projects downtown. Our program works diligently to significantly enhance downtown Jesup, keep it growing and thriving, while honoring the local history. We are thankful as a city to the Georgia Main Street Program and the guidance they provide to Downtown Jesup in helping us, and all cities, better serve our downtowns.” – Hallie Gillespie, City of Jesup Downtown Coordinator