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.
Number of Georgia Main Street Cities
Number of Businesses Opening or Expanding in 2021
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Total Amount of Private and Public Investment made in Georgia's Downtowns in 2021
Main Street of the Month
“Hawkinsville’s Main Street Program is more active and goal-oriented than ever before. Last year, we had our DDA board’s first-ever retreat to work on a game plan for 2022. Without the guidance, resources, and structure provided to me by Georgia Main Street, we would not have been able to lead + execute such a successful planning meeting. Hawkinsville’s Main Street Program has checked off many of our goals from our Strategic Work Plan, and can’t wait to continue our efforts this year. The Georgia Main Street staff have been some of my biggest cheerleaders during my first year as a Main Street Director and given me the support I need to succeed in helping grow Downtown Hawkinsville.” – Jamie Wilson, Hawkinsville DDA