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
Stone Mountain, GA
“The Stone Mountain Downtown Development Authority has given a pulse to a once inactive downtown. The DDA has brought in many successful businesses with support and leadership from board members, the mayor and council, and city staff. The Georgia Main Street Program has been our biggest cheerleader since the beginning and have given us guidance on goals that we didn’t know were even in reach. We could not have continued to grow without the support of the Georgia Main Street Program. Our DDA smiles knowing that we are creating an environment where families want to grow, make memories, and entrepreneurs want to start and keep their dreams going!” -Kayla Johnson, Stone Mountain DDA