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
Number of Net New Jobs Created in 2021
Number of Building Rehab Projects Completed in 2021
Total Amount of Private and Public Investment made in Georgia's Downtowns in 2021
Main Street of the Month
“The City of Bainbridge has worked closely with the Georgia Main Street Program over the last 30 years. As a Main Street community, we have executed the Main Street Approach by implementing a program of work based upon our strategic plan and vision. Bainbridge has been a pillar of Southwest Georgia, standing as a center for trade and commerce. This has been demonstrated by streetscape projects, creating local incentives to encourage downtown redevelopment, and by the city’s nearly $4,000,000 investment in City Hall located within the heart of downtown. The last several years have been challenging for all, but Bainbridge has shown its resilience by continuing to invest in its downtown by cultivating community partnerships through the Broad Street Alley project, by constructing the Downtown Station (Public Restrooms + Visitor Information), an open air venue known as the Hook & Ladder, installing a public park-let, and creating additional outdoor seating areas in Willis Park, our town square. The Main Street community is an immeasurable resource that has helped shape and guide our program. Bainbridge’s energetic downtown continues to improve our community and grow opportunity for local entrepreneurs.” -Amanda Glover, Bainbridge DDA Executive Director