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 2021
Main Street of the Month
“Warrenton’s Main Street has been growing in some fantastic ways. Thanks to our board of directors, committee members, volunteers, and staff, who work daily to make our Main Street come to life. Our program brings our community together, gives us vision, and brings excitement to our downtown’s current and potential projects. Georgia Main Street Program is one of the essential tools in growing our community. The support, training, and education that the Georgia Main Street Program provides is what our community needs to continue to grow and shine as a Main Street.” – Jeffrey Fowler, Executive Director