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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Total Amount of Private and Public Investment made in Georgia's Downtowns in 2022
Main Street of the Month
“Our Main Street program has evolved so much over the past year and a half, and it would not have happened so seamlessly without the help of the Georgia Main Street Program staff. I am proud to be a part of the amazing network of Main Street Directors across the State of Georgia who understand, support, and cheer each other on! Though our sweet little hometown of Gray is small, our downtown district is full of wonderful, locally-owned businesses that love supporting each other. Our Downtown Development Authority has worked tirelessly to make our city a beautiful place to live, work and visit. I am so thankful for the amount of love and support Main Street Gray has received from our Mayor, City Council, and of our incredible residents.” – Ashley Roberson, Main Street Gray Director