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
“Dallas’ Main Street program has grown quickly over the past year with support and leadership from city staff, mayor and council, Dallas’ Downtown Development Authority, and Main Street Advisory Board. Georgia Main Street Program’s proven 4-point approach, trainings, network of downtown professionals and staff has guided us to build a strong foundation for our program and helps us prepare for the future growth of Main Street district. Our Main Street Advisory Board enjoys creating an environment where families want to come to make memories and entrepreneurs want to start and keep their business.” – Shannon Gordon, Main Street Manager